Professor Writing Math Equations Suspected for being Terrorist

This is quite hilarious.

Sample of what the professor Guido Menzio was scribbling.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3578751/Italian-Ivy-League-economist-pulled-flight-seatmate-suspected-terrorist.html

Italian Ivy League economist pulled off flight and interrogated for ‘mysterious’ scribblings flagged up by another passenger… which turned out to be MATH

  • Guido Menzio, 40, was on a flight from Philadelphia to Syacuse 
  • The UPenn professor was solving a differential equation during boarding
  • His seatmate told an American Airlines attendant she was too ill to travel
  • But after she was escorted off the plane, she revealed her suspicious 
  • Menzio was questioned about his ‘cryptic’ notes before he was allowed to get back on the plane, delayed by two hours  
  • While one traveller thought he looked like a terrorist, another person in an airport mistook him for Sean Lennon and asked for an autograph

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3578751/Italian-Ivy-League-economist-pulled-flight-seatmate-suspected-terrorist.html#ixzz488tlHREM
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One Response to Professor Writing Math Equations Suspected for being Terrorist

  1. LispMobile says:

    Same story happened to Sophus Lie the Norwegian mathematicIan who was arrested by French police as a German spy during the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, because Lie scribbled some strange symbols suspected to be the secret military codes. You can’t blame the police, Lie mathematics (Lie Group) was also incomprehensible to even mathematicians — it was a totally new math invented by Lie.

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