Fun with numbers: Georgia Tech prof writes equations and jokes

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  • Lew Lefton at the 2019 Atlanta Science Festival (Photo by Atlanta Journal Constitution) Lew Lefton at the 2019 Atlanta Science Festival (Photo by Atlanta Journal Constitution)
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As a child in New Mexico, Lew Lefton, Georgia Tech associate vice president for research computing, had two passions, math and comedy. Until sixth grade, he never understood mathematics could be a career, figuring mathematicians were akin to blacksmiths, useful in the past, but not relevant today. His decision to pursue advanced studies in math led to a breakup of sorts where he says he put comedy in the friend zone.

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Lew Lefton, math, Computational Humor
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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
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  • Created On: Aug 20, 2019 - 1:55pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 20, 2019 - 1:58pm