I've been trying to remember a short story (possibly a Hugo or Nebula winner) that I seem to recall reading in an omnibus of sorts. The basic plot centred around a spaceship going close to, at or faster than the speed of light. In it, something happened that involved the ship's crew, due to systems failure or similar, ending up having to rediscover mathematics and science from first principles. They may also have done the whole Futurama thing where they went too far in the future and looped back around with a new Big Bang although I might be confusing things there.
They may also have ended up travelling at relativistic speeds due to some kind of accident or mistake. Again, possibly a red herring. I think the main point I recall is the idea of rediscovering or reproduction of lost knowledge.
- Language: English
- Year Read: Approximately 8-10 years ago