Tag Archives: Euler

The Ramanujan Machine is an intellectual fraud

There’s a lot that I like about how mathematics operates as a social discipline. We have a great respect for the history of the subject, which in particular includes acknowledging the work that has come before us. In the end, … Continue reading

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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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Who proved it first?

During Joel Specter’s thesis defense, he started out by remarking that the -expansion: is a weight one modular forms of level and moreover, for prime, is equal to the number of roots of modulo minus one. He attributed this result … Continue reading

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