She prefers gnarly math problems to the messiness of real life.
By JR Minkel
Posted 06.29.2004 at 8:00 pm 0 Comments
Whenever Maria Chudnovsky gets her car fixed, she feels uneasy. Did the mechanic really discern the problem, or did he just tinker until the symptoms vanished? “How do I know,” she says, “that in 15 minutes it won’t break again?”
Chudnovsky, 27, yearns to understand the world completely. Why do storm clouds appear before it rains? Why do we catch cold? What was really wrong with her car?
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