Category Archives: Mathematics

En Passant V

(warning: today’s persiflage comes with possible extra snark due to sleep deprivation) The Ramanujan Machine: I learnt from John Baez on twitter about The Ramanujan Machine, a project designed to “help reveal [the] underlying structure” of the “fundamental constants” of … Continue reading

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The stable cohomology of SL(F_p)

Back by popular demand: an actual mathematics post! Today’s problem is the following: compute the cohomology of for a (mod-p) algebraic representation. Step 0 is to say what this problem actually is. It makes sense to talk about certain algebraic … Continue reading

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Harris versus Buzzard

Michael Harris has a new article at quanta. The piece is (uncharacteristically?) coy, referring to the laments of two logicians without divulging either their names or their precise objections, making oblique references to a cabal of 10 mathematicians meeting at … Continue reading

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Referee Requests

################################################### From: Mathematics Editorial Office Subject: [Mathematics] Review Request Date: December 26, 2018 at 7:43:31 AM CST Dear Professor Calegari, Happy new year. We have received the following manuscript to be considered for publication in Mathematics (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/mathematics/) and kindly invite … Continue reading

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The Journal of Number Theory experiment

The Journal of Number Theory has been (for some time) the standard “specialist” journal for number theory papers. By that, I mean it was a home for reasonably good number theory papers which were not (necessarily) good enough for some … Continue reading

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Dembélé on Abelian Surfaces with good reduction everywhere

New paper by Dembélé (friend of the blog) on abelian surfaces with good reduction everywhere (or rather, the lack of them for many real quadratic fields of small discriminant). I have nothing profound to say about the question of which … Continue reading

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Levi L. Conant Prize

Nominations for the 2020 Levi L. Conant Prize are now open! To quote directly from the relevant blurb, This prize was established in 2000 in honor of Levi L. Conant to recognize the best expository paper published in either the … Continue reading

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