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|Tuesday, November 10th, 2020|
|Addicted to Proof He is quite famous; at forty, he discovered
A law for the distribution of the size
Of gaps between consecutive prime numbers,
And for this work, he won the Abel Prize.
He teaches well—the students love his classes;
His mind seems sound, despite his advanced years,
But somehow, his ability in math has,
In the course of time, completely disappeared.
So all his friends try to dissuade him gently
From announcing he has proved Goldbach was right;
His colleagues listen to his talk intently,
And laugh at him when he is out of sight.
For the fact is that proof is an addiction,
And it doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong;
What matters is the absolute conviction
That you’ve found something no one has ever known.https://mobile.twitter.com/petershor1/status/1199299777743204354
Well, he'd better not. Current Mood: drunkCurrent Music: KTRLT - Luciferian Path
|Sunday, November 1st, 2020|
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|Saturday, September 19th, 2020|
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|Saturday, May 30th, 2020|
|The Greatest Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of Langlands spent every morning, seven days a week, for five years working on the paper he delivered in Oslo. It is written entirely in Russian and dedicated in large part to reformulating the geometric program championed by Frenkel. This new paper is an attempt to shift the field toward a more traditional approach: it proposes a new mathematical basis for the geometric theory that relates more closely to Langlands’s own conjectures by using similar tools to the ones he used in the ’60s—in the process, restoring his work back to its original arithmetic purity.
Before giving his talk, Langlands sent portions of the paper to various mathematicians familiar with his research. Several months later, he hasn’t heard back from anyone who’s been able to understand it in its entirety.
“If he wants more people to pay attention to it,” says James Arthur, a mathematician at the University of Toronto, “why on earth would he write it in Russian?” Some people have theorized that it was targeted at Frenkel, though Langlands insists that’s not the case—he’s always wanted to write something in Russian, he says, and his retirement had finally furnished him with the opportunity to do so.
The day we met, he had spent his first free morning in years reading a travelogue by the nineteenth-century German writer Theodor Fontane (in its original German).https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanderungen_durch_die_Mark_Brandenburg Current Mood: sleepy
|Saturday, April 25th, 2020|
|Schule - Weiterentwicklung? Current Mood: sadCurrent Music: Forseti - Schmerzen
|Saturday, April 4th, 2020|
|Thursday, April 2nd, 2020|
|Mathematics as a Team Sport Intentional serendipity is a motif at Oberwolfach. The institute works to minimize distractions from math and to remove any barriers to collaboration. No locks, restricted Wi-Fi, and meals served family style with seats assigned at random before lunch and dinner.
“They don’t want the same three friends to always talk to one another,” Stefan Friedl, a professor at the University of Regensburg and one of the organizers of that week’s event, had told me two weeks earlier. “They want to force people to talk to people they might not know yet.”
The institute also serves cake every afternoon except on Wednesday, when the group takes a hike over dirt roads into the village of Oberwolfach Kirche for Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest cake), a chocolate specialty of the region. And, of course, there’s booze. The dining hall features a refrigerator full of tall bottles of German beer, a barrel of red wine on tap, and schnapps for 1 euro a pour, all self-serve and on the honor system. Place your coin in the box.
“If you look at the average math paper in 1920 compared to the average math paper published in 2020, the average number of authors has grown dramatically,” David Futer of Temple University, one of the workshop participants, told me.
There are lots of reasons for the shift. Technology makes collaboration easier than ever, of course. There’s also just much more mathematics to know than there used to be. It’s a good idea to have many minds gathered around the table, all of whom have a slightly (or sometimes vastly) different library of knowledge to draw on. That is the premise of spending a week at Oberwolfach — and at a handful of other institutes around the world that are modeled on it, including the Banff International Research Station in Canada and Casa Matemática Oaxaca in Mexico.
Бедные аутисты, попадающие в Обервольфах. Current Mood: sleepy
|Monday, February 3rd, 2020|
|Monday, October 21st, 2019|
|Friday, October 18th, 2019|
|С днём рождения Роман!
Юзер baaltii1@lj празднует
свой день рождения
с очаровательным Анатолием Тишиным
Такими темпами он следующий, если доживет,
с Прилепиным отмечать будет. Current Mood: apatheticCurrent Music: Funkstillesender, Komatöserzustand - KI0525000
|Monday, September 30th, 2019|
|Why the World’s Best Mathematicians Are Hoarding Chalk https://youtu.be/PhNUjg9X4g8
Сомневаюсь я только что-то, что там на
видео "the world's best mathematicians".
Неужели мел так важен? Current Mood: drunkCurrent Music: Der Tod und die Landsknechte - Söhne des Teufels (MLP)
|Friday, March 29th, 2019|