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Our work, which often draws inspiration from the mundane, has been featured in various media, perhaps  because it deals with the everyday world around us, which while familiar is not always understood ! A quote by the English lexicographer and man of letters, Samuel Johnson (1709-84) may be apt: "Vulgar and inactive minds confound familiarity with knowledge, and conceive themselves informed of the whole nature of things when they are shown their form or told their use."

Read an article by scientist and author Philip Ball on everyday science titled Foams of Fancy in Nature Materials. Or read the Boston Globe editorial titled Why ? which was also reprinted as an editorial titled Let's go on asking why in the International Herald Tribune. And an article by mathematician Gilbert Strang of MIT titled A remarkable eye for out-of-the-ordinary mathematics published in the applied mathematics newsletter SIAM News. Our work has also inspired artist Jonathon Nix ; paintings from a recent exhibition include the Mahadevan Series. And recently science journalist and author Giselle Weiss wrote an article titled Das ratsel des zerknullten papiers for the Swiss newspaper NZZ.

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   Last Updated: January 7, 2013

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