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Riddle of the Month (October)
Hi! This month, I thought I would take a brief break from writing about gauge theory to share a puzzle which I heard recently. As usual, if you have any riddles or puzzles that you think are interesting, send them … Continue reading
Gauge Theory and LowDimensional Topology (Part II: Smooth FourManifolds)
In the last post, I attempted to give an overview of the state of affairs in fourmanifold topology leading up to the introduction of gauge theory. In particular, we discussed the correspondence between (topological) fourmanifolds and their intersection forms afforded by … Continue reading
Gauge Theory and LowDimensional Topology (Part I: Historical Context)
Hi! This month, I thought I would start a brief series of articles describing the uses of gauge theory in mathematics. Rather than discuss current research directions in gauge theory (of which there are many), I hope to give an … Continue reading
Riddle of the Month (November)
Welcome back to this month’s mathematical riddle (and can you believe it’s almost December)! Today we have a neat logic puzzle with an amusing twist on the traditional knightorknave problems that are popular in the literature.
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Riddle of the Month (September)
Hi, and welcome back from the summer to a new series of mathematical riddles! I’ve decided to include only one riddle per post this semester, which will hopefully mean that I’ll be able to keep a more consistent posting schedule. … Continue reading