Monthly Archives: September 2019


The number 42 is famous for its occurrence in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In 2032, Adele might come out with a new album with 42 as its title.  But today, the fame of the number 42 has to … Continue reading

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Alex Eskin wins 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

Alex Eskin has been awarded the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.  The short citation reads: For revolutionary discoveries in the dynamics and geometry of moduli spaces of Abelian differentials, including the proof of the “magic wand theorem” with Maryam Mirzakhani.  The … Continue reading

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