Tuesday, February 24, 2009

copies

someone else has my tattoo. at least it's not in the same place or the same font. but still! part of me is thrilled, part of me is annoyed. cos i'm a nerd like that.

here's the other



i found it here, at the science tattoo emporium. check out the other tattoos, there are a few really neat ones.

for those of you not familiar with math like this; it's called euler's identity, after swiss 18th century mathematician euler. in the linked article the following quote is found

In 1988, readers of the Mathematical Intelligencer voted [Euler's Identity] "the Most Beautiful Mathematical Formula Ever". In total, Euler was responsible for three of the top five formulae in that poll.

i chose to get it not because i'm a huge fan of mr mathematician here, but because, like the readers of that magazine, i think the formula itself encompasses what i love about mathematics, that something that looks and seems complicated essentially is very simple. it's a beautiful sentiment. here's mine



update: i found one more. here i was thinking i was original.

6 comments:

Andreas said...

Och din är tusan inte lite snyggare!!!

jenny said...

tack :) och tack för länken! det glömde jag ju skriva..

Lars said...

din e möe snyggare, sarskillt bakgrunden!

jenny said...

:) du kan ju inte stava! lalala.

the female man said...

heh, på tal om att vara originell, så tänkte jag _också_ skriva att din är snyggast :)

såg inte förrän nu att du kommenterat mitt max barry-inlägg. tack :D klart du får länka till bokbloggen!

Biotika said...

Someone else has my tattoo too:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tBt_USQ79sw/RcjDG6kAc8I/AAAAAAAAARc/Pdni7mMEDVQ/s400/nin2.jpg