"All limits, especially national ones, are contrary to the nature of mathematics… Mathematics knows no races… For mathematics the whole cultural world is a single country" – David Hilbert. "Face problems with a minimum of blind calculation, a maximum of seeing thought" – Hermann Minkowski
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Click here. Thanks to my daughter Daisy for passing this on. It’s actually not true that you have to be a genius to understand Riemann surfaces, but the transcript reads a bit garbled.