Friday, March 18, 2011

Overheard #137

"I’m unconvinced that you can apply algebraic topology to finance and not commit white-collar crime."


Wyman Stewart said...

If you stop on a dime to make a rhyme, then you will do no time, for such a crime.

(Being collared for stealing dollars is a well-known mathematical application of the algebraic topological, ring-around-the-collar-cell-matrix, involving the gang of "White-Collar.")

GRE Exam Problem:
Solve: With the above information find the number of crooks in a typical cell.

(Hint: Find the number of cells in a hidden space, within a Quantum Dot.)

(Extra Hint: Please try again. We've wasted your time. This hint was for a problem that is not included in this exam. But you are a genius who knew that, so you have not read this.)

Ann Finkelstein said...

Wow, Wyman. I'm speechless.