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Tag Archives: Terence Tao
Mathematical Resilience
The MAA and AMS recently copublished “Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey” and the ebook is free to download here. The book was edited by Allison K. Henrich, a mathematician at Seattle University, Emille D. Lawrence, a … Continue reading
Posted in Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Communication, Math Education, people in math, Uncategorized
Tagged Amanda Ruiz, GRE, laura taalman, mathematical resilience, Terence Tao
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A roundup of advice for writing about mathematics
April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, a time for increasing the understanding and appreciation of those fields. One way to communicate the joy and importance of math and stats? Through our writing. Just last month, the Early Career Section … Continue reading
The Inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics
Last month, the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in mathematics, founded and partially funded by internet billionaires Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg, were awarded to five people: Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao, and Richard Taylor. The prize is $3 … Continue reading
Narrowing the Gap
A group of seasoned mathematicians including Terence Tao are working to improve on Yitang Zhang’s exciting recent proof that there are infinitely many pairs of consecutive primes separated by no more than 70 million. A glance at the polymath8 wiki … Continue reading
Posted in Number Theory, Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged number theory, Polymath, Terence Tao, Twin Primes Conjecture, Yitang Zhang
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Building the World Digital Mathematical Library
Last year over 60 new mathematical articles were appearing on arXiv every day! What if every mathematics research article were freely available online? What format would you want this World Digital Mathematical Library (WDML) to take on other than a gigantic … Continue reading