peo at ERC.MsState.Edu
Tue Jan 9 14:20:01 EST 2001
Hadamard discusses this in "Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical
Engineering Research Center Mississippi State University
peo at erc.msstate.edu http://www.erc.msstate.edu/~peo
"To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human
being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence" (Joseph Conrad).
On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, charles silver wrote:
> At any rate, I'd be interested in hearing about such flashes of
> insight. Does anyone wish to describe suddenly discovering something
> out of the blue, somehow realizing in an instant that he "knew" he had
> a proof of a result, even though he hadn't yet worked out the details?
> Charlie Silver
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