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19 Feb
Iron Butterfly and the Speed of Light

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 97 13:37:24 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: Iron Butterfly and the Speed of Light
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[Is this a bit more fuel for the discussion of whether mathematicians are  
subject to sudden, unexpected outbursts of self-destructiveness?  -psl]

From: Scott Wyant <>

By strange coincidence, today's [2/18/97? -psl] LA Times features a story
about a "software developer and one-time bassist for Iron Butterfly" who
has gone missing under surpassingly weird circumstances.  I won't even try
to paraphrase it here, but he was supposedly "near a breakthrough on a set
of theoretical math worked out with his father that could make it possible
to transmit information -- and matter -- faster than the speed of light."
Oh, and he had a "secret" level Federal security clearance.  Whew.

Anyway, his family has a website at <>, and the Times
article in question is on their web page,

Scott Wyant

[My favorite line is, ``despite the dizzying math that seemed at times
to obsess him beyond reason, Kramer was not the suicidal type...''
-- dm]

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