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Tag Archives: Terry Tao
Polymath
I told here the story of W. E. Opencomb, a nom de plume for a set of ten mathematicians (including me) at a research week at the Open University. This and other examples show that large collaborations in mathematics, though … Continue reading
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Tagged D. H. J. Polymath, James Maynard, prime gaps, Terry Tao, Tim Gowers, W. E. Opencomb
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Hardy on blogging
Having had to dig out G. H. Hardy’s A Mathematician’s Apology to look up what he had to say about the number 153, it was inevitable that I would reread it, and wonder what attitude Hardy would have taken to mathematics blogging. … Continue reading
Posted in books, exposition, the Web
Tagged A Mathematician's Apology, G. H. Hardy, maths blogs, Ramanujan, Terry Tao, Tim Gowers
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Lists, 2
I have been spending idle moments recently editing posts on this blog to get around quirks of the WordPress style, as described here. Following yesterday’s post, I’ve been noting down posts which contain lists. Here is a partial list: Conference … Continue reading