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STUDENT: Excuse me, Professor Lambeau?
STUDENT: I'm in your Applied Theories class. We're all down at the Math and Science building.
LAMBEAU: It's Saturday.
STUDENT: I know. We just couldn't wait till
Monday to find out
LAMBEAU: Find out what?
STUDENT: Who proved
||hasta. Equivale a until.
|to find out something
||averiguar, descubrir algo
||probar, demostrar. To prove the point significa demostrar el argumento. To prove true significa resultar cierto.
LAMBEAU: Is it my imagination, or has my class grown
considerably? I look around
and see young people who are my students, young people who are not my students as well as some of my colleagues. And
by no stretch of my imagination
do I think you've all come to hear me lecture
. But rather to
the identity of who our esteemed
"The Tech" has come to call "The Mystery Math Magician."
Whoever you are, you've solved four of the most difficult theorems I've ever given a class. So
without further ado
, come forward
, silent rogue
, and receive thy
(No one appears.)
Well, I'm sorry to disappoint
my spectators, but it appears there will be no
here today. I'm going to have to ask those of you not enrolled
in the class to make your escape now.
||crecer. Las formas del pasado son grew, grown.
|to look around
||mirar alrededor de sí
|by no stretch of my imagination
||de ningún modo
||dar clases, dar una conferencia. La persona que lo hace se llama lecturer (conferenciante o profesor universitario).
|without further ado
|to come forward
||moverse hacia adelante
||Forma antigua de your (tu o tus)
|to disappoint somebody
||decepcionar a alguien
||matricularse, inscribirse. Enrolled significa matriculado, inscripto.
LAMBEAU: So this Ramanujan lived in a tiny hut
in India. No formal education, no access to other works. But he
an old math book and from this basic text he was able to extrapolate theories that
mathematicians for years.
SEAN: And he mailed it to Hardy...
LAMBEAU: That's right, Sean. He mailed it to a professor at Cambridge who immediately recognized the brilliance in his work and brought Ramanujan to England.
SEAN: Where he contracted pneumonia and died at a young age...
LAMBEAU: They worked together for the remainder
of their lives, producing some of the most exciting math theory ever done. Ramanujan's genius was
, Sean. This boy is like that. But he's very defensive
and I need someone who can
get through to
SEAN: Why me?
LAMBEAU: I need someone with your kind of background
SEAN: My kind of background?
LAMBEAU: You're from the same neighborhood
. South Boston.
|to come across something
||dar con algo, encontrar algo
||defensivo. To be on the defensive significa estar a la defensiva.
|to get through to somebody
||hacer comprender a alguien
||En este caso significa origen, procedencia
||barrio, distrito. En inglés británico se escribe neighbourhood.
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