Friday, October 4, 2013

RIP Professor Nemeth

"For example, when you say “x to the n power,” the phrase “to the” means “begin a superscript,” and the word “power” means “return to the baseline.” So in my Braille code I created symbols that mean “begin superscript” and “return to the baseline.” My personal code for Braille mathematics began to evolve. I used it for my work in calculus and statistics."

Abraham Nemeth, the creator of a Braille system for math and science, has passed away at the age of 94.

Check out this article from The Atlantic for the story of how Professor Nemeth's code came to be, and why it still exists today.

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