In Music and Math, Lillian Pierce Builds Landscapes

An interview with Lillian B. Pierce, past Member (2009–10) and von Neumann Fellow (2017–18) in the School of Mathematics:

"Lillian Pierce vividly remembers a moment when she was 4 years old, waiting in her family’s station wagon for her older brother and sister to get out of school, magnolia trees forming pink and white arches overhead. Her mother was sitting in the driver’s seat, writing sequences of numbers in blue ink, balancing her checkbook. Pierce was mesmerized."

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