Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Origin of John Nash’s Equilibrium Theorem

#b#From the movie, ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ starring Russell Crowe:#/b#Below is the dialogue from the bar scene in the movie, when John Nash and some of his fellow math students...

Out of the Blue: The Gomboc

Some of you may remember the Weeble, the roly-poly toy popular in the 1970s. Kids could knock them down, but they would always pop back to their original position...

Book Excerpt: From the Judgment of Paris to the Gold of Nazi Germany

PrologueIn early April 1945, the Third Army of General George Patton, Jr. was rolling across Germany, crushing the dispirited Wehrmacht in its path. His GIs had already scored victories...

Life’s Joys: Goodness, Beauty, Truth . . . and the Molar

Alice Calaprice, Daniel Kennefick, & Robert Schulmann, “An Einstein Encyclopedia,” Princeton University Press. www.press.princeton.edu.It’s the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity and that is occasion enough for another...

Editor’s Note: Genesis Summer Issue

Every self respecting newspaper needs a tagline. At the New York Times it’s “all the news that’s fit to print.” At our big sister publication, U.S. 1, it’s “Princeton’s...

Psychology: ‘The Soul Fallacy’

Excerpted from “The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain From Letting Go of Our Soul Beliefs” by Julien Musolino. Published by Prometheus Books. Copyright 2015 by Julien Musolino....

Michael Graves’ Creative Spark

As a kid growing up in Indianapolis, Michael Graves (1934-2015) spent so much time drawing that his mother suggested he should take up either architecture or engineering. Graves did...

Interview: Why Independent Bookstores Matter

A labyrinth implies a search and the experience of getting lost along the way,” says Dorothea von Moltke, who, along with her husband, Cliff Simms, and his brother Peter...

From the Editor

With this winter issue, Genesis marks the completion of its first year of publication.It was some year. If anyone had told me that I would be interviewing one of...

Fiction: The Bad, the Worse, and the Worst

His fingertips grew hungry, prowling the surface of the keys like tiny lungfish slurping at the lettered pegs for sustenance to feed their drive to weave a tale of...