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# Tag Archives: Ron Aharoni

## On foundations

Jack Edmonds stayed in my house for two and a half weeks, while giving his two courses on polyhedral combinatorics in London (I reported on the second one here). Whenever we spend time together, we have a robust discussion about … Continue reading

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Tagged Alan Turing, commutative law, Gauss, Jack Edmonds, Peano arithmetic, Poincare, Ron Aharoni, words, Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory
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## Mathematics, poetry and beauty

Comparing mathematics with poetry is an infinitely rich game. For every opinion you express, there is an equally valid counter-opinion. Contrasted to Hilbert’s dismissal of a student who had left mathematics for poetry, “I always thought he didn’t have enough … Continue reading