People in Germany like Math! After my recent trip to Bonn, Germany, I visited my friend Maria in Munich, Germany for a weekend. She was wonderful and showed me all around town. One thing about her that has always impressed me was how into mathematics she is. When I met her in Toronto last year, I distinctly remember thinking that her interest in mathematics (she is a PhD student in Classics) came from her German education. My trip to Munich only reinforced this.