Limericks by Kate Jones
There once was an artist supreme
Whose geometry had a rare scheme.
Tessellations and creatures
And impossible features. . .
MC Escher created an infinite dream.
There once was a famous logicianFor whom paradox was his ambition.
For decades he lit mental fires
With tales of truthtellers or liars.
Getting people to think was Raymond Smullyan's greatest mission.
The hundreds of essays he wrote
All helped celebrate
How math is so great.
On all of those topics Martin Gardner you'll quote.
A fabulous polymath whom we've sighted
The Queen of England has knighted.
Of black holes and quantum stuff
Our knowledge is never enough.
Still, Roger Penrose's tilings have us all delighted.
There once was a radical physicist.
Upon experiments to find truth he'd insist.
You can quote him galore,
He was wise to the core.
Richard Feynman said that, for science, minds must exist.
Thanks, Kate, for sharing your work here!