Michael Aschbacher and the sociology of mathematical proof w.r.t. the classification theorem for finite simple groups
Over dinner just now I had the pleasure of reading MIT PhD student Alma Steingart’s wonderful essay A group theory of group theory: collaborative mathematics and the ‘uninvention’ of a 1000-page proof, which is about the classification theorem for finite groups of simple order. Steingart… Read more
Weirdly enough, there’s been at least three different writers I enjoy reading who describe Jeff as “hyperintelligent”. The first is Steve Yegge. From Amazon War Story #1: Jeff Bezos: To prepare a presentation for Jeff, first make damn sure you know everything there is to… Read more
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