Dec 222015
 

I recently watched an interesting interview of Freeman Dyson in which he recalls a meeting with Enrico Fermi. During the meeting they discussed calculations done by Dyson, but Fermi was skeptical of the model used to produce the data. Hence, Fermi quoted von Neumann: “With four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk.” Today I found this article, which actually does fit the shape of an elephant with four complex parameters.

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 December 22, 2015  Uncategorized

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