Friday, February 09, 2007

The Continued Mainstreaming of Stephen Colbert

Those in NYC may (or may not) wish to attend the gathering this coming Monday of Columbia University's Cafe Science series, in which Sylvia Nassar (author of A Beautiful Mind, which was adapted into an obscure art film) interviews mathematician John W. Morgan.

But it's the description that is eye-catching:
WHEN MATH MAKES HEADLINES OR HOW THE POINCARÉ CONJECTURE WOUND UP ON THE COLBERT REPORT


He got a Ben and Jerry's ice cream. And now he's being used to promote talking with a mathematician.

In some obscure corner of the universe, Richard Cohen is turning over in his grave.

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