From the data, you have this remnant of a real object that you want to resurrect. Before you can start to do that, the first thing you need to know is, is it really coming from such and such an object? Are there some good tests or signatures for that?
On the occasion of the 1993 dedication of Simonyi Hall, Phillip
Griffiths, then-Director of the Institute, spoke on
“Mathematics—From Servant to Partner” in which he described how the
relationship between mathematics and other disciplines had