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Who is your preferred next prime minister? I guess it depends on what variety of politician you prefer.
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
Posted in Mathematics, Politics
Tagged Algebra & Number Theory, Annals of Math, Botiques, Compositio, Duke, Elsevier, Inventiones, JNT, Jussieu, Richard Taylor
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The spoils of Rio
Congratulations to Akshay and Peter — don’t spend all those loonies at once! (Actually, I’m not sure that’s a grammatically correct usage of the word loonies unless they pay the winners in the form of 15000 coins; possibly the Hawk … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Politics, Waffle
Tagged Akshay Venkatesh, Collaboration, Emmanuel Kowalski, Fields Medals, Loonies, Peter Scholze, The Hawk
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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
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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The ABC conjecture has (still) not been proved
The ABC conjecture has (still) not been proved. Five years ago, Cathy O’Neil laid out a perfectly cogent case for why the (at that point recent) claims by Shinichi Mochizuki should not (yet) be regarded as constituting a proof of … Continue reading
Jobs Related Public Service Announcements
Job season is upon us. Now is probably a good time to give applicants (and letter writers!) a few pointers. Of course, there are many other sources of advice on this topic, so let me try to narrow the focus … Continue reading
Posted in Politics
Tagged applications, Dickson Instructorship, Kevin Buzzard, mathjobs, Rene Schoof, University of Chicago
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