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Mathematician Gigliola Staffilani | Meeting the minds

A life of unexpected twists takes her from farm to math department

'My life should have gone any other way than the way it did.'

MIT Professor Gigliola Staffilani at the blackboard. (Donna Coveney / MIT Photo) MIT Professor Gigliola Staffilani at the blackboard.
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / April 28, 2008

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Improbable. That's one way to describe it. Or you could say very lucky. Then again, you might believe in destiny. Gigliola Staffilani's life is the story of one unlikely event after another that have collided in just the right way to land her where she is now, which is sitting in a sunny, spacious office at MIT, where she is, ... (Full article: 989 words)

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