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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Danica McKellar -- The Math Babe

Also from the NYT today -- they're on a roll.

She's young, she's beautiful, she's talented, and she's really, really smart! Meet actress Danica McKellar, who is also a top-flight mathematician.

Read about her accomplishments here.

There is also a bitter truth revealed in the article.

Ms. McKellar had toyed with the idea of going to graduate school. "She certainly had the capability and talent to do that," Professor Chayes said.

But by then, she had decided to return to acting. The academic world, she said, was too isolating and lonely. [emphasis mine]

Of course, that's its attraction for some people.


Here's her website.

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