March 5, 2012
From: Reddit AMA
What got you into mathematics in the first place? What is your favorite piece of mathematics? i.e theorem, proof, fact, construction etc.
Actually, I was first interested in physics… and I learned mathematics as support for that.
I’m not sure if it completely counts as mathematics, but I guess it’s the possibility of universal computation. I think that’s the most important thing that’s been discovered in the past century, and perhaps a lot more.