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Math Trek

Accidental astrophysicists

They started with algebra and ended up learning about gravitational lensing

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7:12pm, June 13, 2008

Dmitry Khavinson and Genevra Neumann didn’t know anything about astrophysics. They were just doing mathematics, like they always do, following their curiosity. In 2004, they posted a new result, an extension of the fundamental theorem of algebra, on arXiv.org, a preprint server.

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