-Sofya Kovalevskaya, 1890
(from Anne Hibner Koblitz's charming and excellent biography of Kovalevskaya 'A Convergence of Lives' (Birkhauser, 1983), p.231. The reference to Weierstrass is to a letter from him to Kovaleskaya, 27 August, 1883. I am grateful to June Barrow-Green of the Open University for this information. )
If this spirit of imagination is so central, then it should be communicated to undergraduates! Is this done? See also the article `Promoting Mathematics' (pdf file of this).
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