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Tag Archives: Tim Gowers
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
Posted in doing mathematics, the Web
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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Cultures, tribes, or just an illusion?
Following the award of the Abel Prize to Endre Szemerédi, there have been some fairly hotblooded comments on a couple of blogs. One person even put a comment on Tim Gowers’ blog challenging him to respond to one of these … Continue reading
Posted in doing mathematics
Tagged Hungarian combinatorics, Tim Gowers, two cultures of mathematics
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