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Posts tagged with 'Math' and 'gowers' at MetaFilter.Sat, 19 Jan 2013 03:15:28 -0800Sat, 19 Jan 2013 03:15:28 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Episciences Project
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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Gowers">Tim Gowers</a> has <a href="http://gowers.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/why-ive-also-joined-the-good-guys/">announced</a> a series of <a href="http://arxiv.org/">arXiv</a> overlay journals called the Episciences Project that <a href="http://www.nature.com/news/mathematicians-aim-to-take-publishers-out-of-publishing-1.12243">aim</a> to exclude existing <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/tags/Elsevier">publishers</a> from research publication in mathematics. As arXiv overlays, the Episciences Project avoids the editing and typesetting costs that existing open-access journals pay for using article processing charges. The French <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_pour_la_communication_scientifique_directe">Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe</a> (CCSD) is backing the remaining expenses, such as developing the platform. <a href="http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Pierre_Demailly">Jean-Pierre Demailly</a> is the one responsible for convincing the CCSD to back an arXiv overlay approach. Various arXiv based approaches have been heavily discussed by mathematicians and physicists because authors do all their own typesetting work in math and physics anyways. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Tao">Terrence Tao</a> has <a href="https://plus.google.com/114134834346472219368/posts/Mph8iJ3S8XT">announced</a> his involvement as well.
Gowers has also <a href="http://gowers.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/why-ive-joined-the-bad-guys/#more-4540">explained</a> his involvement with the traditional open-access journal <a href="http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displaySpecialPage?pageId=3896">Forum of Mathematics</a>. In essence, Forum impose article processing charges only on an author's institution, and only if the institution will pay, and some authors may require publication in traditional looking journals when discussing their work with non-mathematicians. tag:metafilter.com,2013:site.124015Sat, 19 Jan 2013 03:15:28 -0800jeffburdgesWhat is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics?
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<a href="http://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to-have-an-understanding-of-very-advanced-mathematics">What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics?</a> A naive Quora question gets a remarkably long, thorough answer from an anonymous respondent. The answer cites, among many other things, Tim Gowers's influential essay <a href="http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~wtg10/2cultures.pdf">"The Two Cultures of Mathematics,"</a> about the tension between problem-solving and theory-building. Related: Terry Tao asks <a href="http://terrytao.wordpress.com/career-advice/does-one-have-to-be-a-genius-to-do-maths/">"Does one have to be a genius to do maths?"</a> (Spoiler: he says no.) tag:metafilter.com,2011:site.110931Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:07:06 -0800escabecheIf politicians were mathematicians
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<a href="http://gowers.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/if-politicians-were-mathematicians/">If politicians were mathematicians.</a> "I would like to suggest two systems for parliamentary votes, one that would weaken the party system but without killing it off entirely, and one that would protect large minorities. Neither has the slightest chance of being adopted, because they are both too complicated to be taken seriously. But mathematicians wouldn't find them complicated at all — hence the title of this post." Fields medalist Tim Gowers messes around with political axioms. tag:metafilter.com,2010:site.91884Wed, 12 May 2010 18:00:17 -0800escabecheLife is complex: it has both real and imaginary components
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<a href="http://pcm.tandtproductions.com/resources.php?resource=samples">More than fifty selected articles</a> from <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0691118809/metafilter-20/ref=nosim/">The Princeton Companion of Mathematics</a></i> (username: <i>Guest</i>, password: <i>PCM</i>) — a thematically-organized compendium of mathematics and mathematicians from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fields_Medal">Fields Medal</a>-winner <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Timothy_Gowers">Tim Gowers.</a> [<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/21049">via</a>, <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/59327">previously</a>] tag:metafilter.com,2007:site.65074Thu, 27 Sep 2007 05:31:50 -0800Blazecock PileonMy blog is smarter than your blog.
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<a href="http://noncommutativegeometry.blogspot.com/">Alain Connes has a blog.</a> <a href="http://terrytao.wordpress.com/">Terry Tao also has a blog.</a> Two <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fields_Medal">Fields medalists</a> blog on open problems, their views on mathematics, and <a href="http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/quantum-mechanics-and-tomb-raider/">Tomb Raider.</a> Timothy Gowers doesn't have a blog, but does have a <a href="http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~wtg10/mathsindex.html">compendium of informal essays</a> on topics like <a href="http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~wtg10/commutative.html">Why is multiplication commutative?</a> If you prefer pictures to words: <a href="http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/~ndg/fom.html">Faces of Mathematics.</a> tag:metafilter.com,2007:site.59327Sat, 10 Mar 2007 06:23:32 -0800escabeche