MAA Writing Awards
On a Series of Goldbach and Euler
Year of Award: 2007
Award: Lester R. Ford
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 113, (2006), pp. 206-220
Summary: (from the authors abstract) An examination of a Goldbach proof using a modern (and completely different) proof of the Goldbach-Euler Theorem. The authors present a rational reconstruction in terms which could be considered rigorous by modern standards.
Jaume Paradís received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. He is now an associate professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. His early research includes several books and papers on the history of algebra, mainly on Viete’s and Fermat’s contributions. He focuses his current research on Pierce expansions and other systems of real number representation and on singular functions defined with their help.
Pelegrí Viader is an associate professor of mathematics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. His main research interests are algorithms for the representation of real numbers, singular functions, and the history of mathematics. His interests besides mathematics are history at large, tennis, and enjoying the company of family and friends over a nice paella on a Mediterranean beach.