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I hope to study (non-inter-universal) Teichmueller theory some day, as a side quest on my own journey (which is vaguely directed in some sense toward number theory at present). It's the best way I can think of to honor her memory: to learn to appreciate the ideas that she devoted her life to understanding better.

Here is a picture of her drawing on one of her vast sheets of paper.

https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2014/08/Maryam-Mirza...




Interesting, I don't think I've run into another mathematician who sketches on large sheets of paper like that (not that that means there aren't any). I do know some architects who like to work that way, and it used to be common in engineering (rarer in recent years), but mathematicians seem to always be depicted working either in notebooks, on the backs of napkins, or on whiteboards/blackboards.


I'm an artist who makes math and physics visualization sculptures, I LOVE taking notes on 18"x24" drawing paper with a combination of colored pencil, fountain pen, and gel pen. For long derivations rather than notes/sketches, I prefer 11"x14" drawing paper in two columns because I think it's more comfortable to work with, but it still gives me that bird's-eye view of everything I want if I go back and color code stuff. A lot of my work is done in regular size sketchbooks, though.


I have no idea what math and physics visualization sculptures refers to, but would love to see if you can show us.


Wow, sounds fascinating. Can you share some links to photographs of your work?


Hm... I think a large sheet of paper on a drafting table, with a chair on a low-friction sliding rail, might be a really good way to organize large projects/concepts.


Her work was in (the more visualizable parts of?) geometry/topology.




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