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Bernhard Riemann, the Ear, and an Atom of Consciousness

Bell, Andrew; Davies, Bryn; Ammari, Habib


Why did Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866), arguably the most original mathematician of his generation, spend the last year of life investigating the mechanism of hearing? Fighting tuberculosis and the hostility of eminent scientists such as Hermann Helmholtz, he appeared to forsake mathematics to prosecute a case close to his heart. Only sketchy pages from his last paper remain, but here we assemble some significant clues and triangulate from them to build a broad picture of what he might have been...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Foundations of Science
DOI: 10.1007/s10699-021-09813-1
Access Rights: Open Access


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