👓 Elias M. Stein, Mathematician of Fluctuations, Is Dead at 87 | New York Times

Read Elias M. Stein, Mathematician of Fluctuations, Is Dead at 87 (New York Times)
Arriving from Europe with diamonds in his shoes (hidden there), he found renown in his field with real-world applications, like charting a stock market.

How many references to “Diamonds hidden in the soles of shoes” can there be? Suppose this story may have somehow influenced Paul Simon?

A nice overview of some of Stein’s work.

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