buffygirl wrote:Hello my molpies!
As some of you know, my mathematician father died last month. Among other things, he worked directly with Kerr, Schild, and Penrose.
So I have a question. If I found a handful of books that look like they originally belonged to Arthur Sullivan Gale (strangely, these are German textbooks that were re-bound in the 1970's), are there people who would find that cool? It looks like he (Arthur Sullivan Gale) penciled his name into the blank pages of the front matter of these books, i.e. these books apparently belonged to Gale once.
Note that I have been able to identify some of my dad's other ancient books via Amazon, bookfinder.com, or abe.com. And I know that I can contact university math departments and other places.
But I really wanted to get a knee jerk reaction from my mathematics friends here.
LURVE YOU ALL!! MWAH!!
Hello, yes, German mathematician here. For full disclosure, though, I should admit that I actually haven't been seriously working in that field ever since I got my degree and left university. As such, yes, I do find those books kind of cool but not to such an extent that I would make any significant effort to acquire them. If I'd find them, for example, in a flea market I would be willing to spend a few Euros on them, especially to save them from getting dumped, but that is about as far as I'd go, quite honestly.
Speaking as one OTTer who has recently lost a parent to another: all the molpishest, and stay strong.
Edit: Oh, poped. Decree: Appreciate your loved ones. There will come a Tim when one of you isn't there anymore.
Also, happy ten thousand, addams!