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Category Archives: Mathematics
Upcoming Attractions
There’s a packed schedule for graduate classes at Chicago next Fall: Ngô Bảo Châu on automorphic forms (TueTh 11:0012:30), Akhil Mathew on perfectoid spaces (MWF 12:301:30), and George Boxer and me on (higher) Hida theory (MW 1:303:00). Strap yourself in! … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics
Tagged Akhil Mathew, Ana Caraiani, Bonn, George Boxer, Hausdorff Institute, Hida Theory, Laurent Fargues, Ngô Bảo Châu, Perfectoid Spaces, Peter Scholze
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Nobody Cares About Your Paper
I handle quite a few papers (though far fewer than other editors I know) as an associate editor at Mathematische Zeitschrift. Since the acceptance rate at Math Zeit is something in the neighbourhood of 20%, there are certainly good papers … Continue reading
Chicago Seminar Roundup
Here are two questions I had about the past two number theory seminars. I haven’t had the opportunity to think about either of them seriously, so they may be easy (or more likely stupid). Anthony VárillyAlvarado: Honestly, I’ve never quite … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics
Tagged ABC, Adam Levine, Anthony VárillyAlvarado, Benjamin Bakker, Faltings, Hindry, Ilya Khayutin, Mr T, Ronen Mukamel, Szpiro, Szpiro's Conjecture, University of Chicago, Vojta
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The boundaries of SatoTate, part I
A caveat: the following questions are so obvious that they have surely been asked elsewhere, and possibly given much more convincing answers. References welcome! The SatoTate conjecture implies that the normalized trace of Frobenius for a nonCM elliptic curve is … Continue reading
The paramodular conjecture is false for trivial reasons
(This is part of a series of occasional posts discussing results and observations in my joint paper with Boxer, Gee, and Pilloni mentioned here.) Brumer and Kramer made a conjecture positing a bijection between isogeny classes of abelian surfaces over … Continue reading
Hiring Season
Lizard 1: Wait, explain again why we bury our young in the sand and thereby place them into mortal peril? Lizard 2: So they develop character! If it was good enough for me, it’s good enough for them. (Feel free … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Politics, Rant, Travel
Tagged Galapagos Islands, Hiring Season, Lizards, Mortal Peril, Planet Earth, Snakes
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Abandonware
For a young mathematician, there is a lot of pressure to publish (or perish). The role of forprofit academic publishing is to publish large amounts of crappy mathematics papers, make a lot of money, but at least in return grant … Continue reading
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Tagged Abandonware, Akshay Venkatesh, Andrew Odlyzko, Bernard Woolley, David Geraghty, Dick Gross, Discriminant Bounds, Galois Representations, Imaginary Quadratic Fields, JacquetLanglands, John Voight, Lassina Dembélé, Matthew Greenberg, Peter Sarnak, Publishing, TaylorWiles, Under The Cosh, Yes Minister
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