genius http://nhpr.org en Five Great Moments In Math...In Movies http://nhpr.org/post/five-great-moments-mathin-movies <p><a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/unh-mathematician-stuns-math-elite">The huge breakthrough</a> in math that came from the brain of a relative unknown in mathematics got us thinking about the way math genius has been portrayed in pop culture.</p><p>It didn't take a genius to come up with this prime number...our top five moments in math...in movies.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>5. Little Man Tate upstages the "mathemagician," proving that a child prodigy can, sadly, be over the genius hill.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 15:23:49 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 28322 at http://nhpr.org Five Great Moments In Math...In Movies The Routines Of Creative Geniuses http://nhpr.org/post/routines-creative-geniuses <p>Hemingway, Darwin, Joyce, Tesla and Picasso were all remarkably different in their temperament and creative output, but they had one thing in common: <a href="http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682913/from-beethoven-to-woody-allen-the-daily-rituals-of-the-worlds-most-creative-people-and-what-#1" target="_blank">a successful routine</a>. From Franklin’s solitary nude reading hour to Picasso’s silent lunch gatherings, the outstanding rituals and habits that created genius are as fascinating as they are unexpected. Combing through over 160 accounts of creative minds, <strong>Mason Currey’s</strong> new book “<a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780307273604" target="_blank">Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</a>” uncovers the daily almanac of history’s most eccentric, troubled and genius figures. Mason’s writing has appeared in <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/features/2013/daily_rituals/daily_rituals_life_hacking_tips_from_novelists_painters_and_filmmakers.html" target="_blank"><em>Slate</em></a>, <em>Print</em>, and <em>Metropolis</em>, where he was an editor for six years.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 15:12:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27605 at http://nhpr.org The Routines Of Creative Geniuses Are there REALLY baby geniuses? http://nhpr.org/post/are-there-really-baby-geniuses <p>New research points to the possibility of identifying prodigies in infancy.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:18:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3480 at http://nhpr.org Are there REALLY baby geniuses?