Tag Archives: Gowers

Intermezzo

Scholze is giving a course at Berkeley! Follow Jared Weinstein’s lecture notes from the course here. I believe that the lectures are also being recorded and will be available approximately one week after each lecture; I will add a link … Continue reading

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Who is D.H.J. Polymath?

D.H.J. Polymath is the assumed collective pseudonym for the authors of a number of papers which have arisen as a result of the polymath project initated by Gowers. Presumably, since it is a matter of open record, one can go … Continue reading

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En Passant II

Let’s party like it’s 1995! The Boston conference on Fermat produced a wonderful book, but now you can watch the original videos. Some first impressions: some of you used to have more hair (not naming names). Forum of Mathematics Pi … Continue reading

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Elsevier’s answer to public criticism:

The following was sent to editors for an Elsevier journal; a copy of the email mysteriously fell into my hands, and I reproduce it here (in part): Following discussions with the board and at Elsevier this year, we feel that … Continue reading

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The Two Cultures of Mathematics: A Rebuttal

Gowers writes thoughtfully about combinatorics here, in an essay which references Snow’s famous lectures (or famous amongst mathematicians – I’ve never met anyone else who has ever heard of them). The trouble, however, starts (as it often does) with the … Continue reading

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