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'To Bless All Mankind'

The awards and rewards of grasping infinity

From the April 9, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


With so much news being about the scarcity of things, it may be easy to overlook news about infinity, or rather our understanding of it. Last July, two scholars were awarded one of the highest honors in math for solving a problem that had stumped mathematicians for seven decades: whether two variations of infinity expressed in sets of numbers are the same.