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Recent portrayals have unfortunately focused on mathematicians who were also mentally ill — the main characters in the movies A Beautiful Mind and Proof, for example. The television program Numb3rs, Koblitz admits, presents a saner picture.
Koblitz studied Russian in high school; while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University in the mid s he translated Russian articles for the American Mathematical Society. It earned him enough money to travel to the Soviet Union while still a student.
He was immediately captivated by both the discipline and the academic culture. Mathematicians began to cater to the government funding agencies. He recounts reviewing a grant application that stated the proposed research would give the U.
The interdisciplinary nature of cryptography — which straddles mathematics, computer science and engineering — was one of the things that first attracted Koblitz to the field.
But the cross-cultural tensions can be taxing.