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Mathematicians have studied knots for centuries...


Well-known member
5 Aug 2009
What I found fascinating was how knots, from Lord Kelvin's study have woven their way in the creative process towards understanding genetics. The fascination continuous with the wonderfully named Bastard Hogberry and light bending plastic fibres; all that from nearly losing his dinghy.