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From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Preview of the Atiyah Talk

Why the Riemann hypothesis is hard and some other observations. ICM 2018 “Matchmaking” source Michael Atiyah, as we previously posted, claims to have a proof that...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Abelian Groups, Mostly

Simple probabilistic arguments that apply to monoids too Famous Mathematicians source Niels Abel is of course a famous mathematician from the 19th century. Many...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Limits On Matrix Multiplication

Can 2.3728639 be best? Personal site; note puzzles Josh Alman is a graduate student at a technical school in the Boston area. He is working on matrix multiplication...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Power Circuits

Not anything to do with electrical engineering Alexei Miasnikov, Alexander Ushakov, and Dong Wook Won are the authors of a brilliant paper, “Power Circuits, Exponential...

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Winner Of 2018 Knuth Prize Is:

A great choice Cropped from 2016 KTH grant news source Johan Håstad is the winner of the 2018 Donald E. Knuth Prize. We were going to keep you in suspense, but...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Desperately Seeking Integers

A few twists on Turing’s proof of undecidability of predicate calculus Princeton thesis source Alan Turing presaged Stephen Cook’s proof of -completeness of Turing...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

A Quest For Simple Hard Statements

Made-to-order statements that are not so simple Harvey Friedman is a long-standing friend who is a world expert on proofs and the power of various logics. This...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Group Theory Is Tough

Some musings on group theory Isaacs honorary conference source Martin Issacs is a group theorist emeritus from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I just picked...

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You Cannot Do That

How hard is it to prove certain theorems? Maruti Ram Murty is a famous number theorist at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He is a prolific author of books...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Hilbert’s Irreducibility Theorem

A pretty neat paper about a pretty neat theorem [ GLL edited ] Mark Villarino, William Gasarch, and Kenneth Regan are terrific writers. Bill is a co-author of a...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Princeton Is Invariant

Workshop happening this week—anyone can view it live IAS Weyl bio source Hermann Weyl was one of the first members of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Almost Fermat Primes

A possible source of interesting primes Study.com source Pierre de Fermat was fluent in six languages. Yes I thought we would talk about Fermat today. Something...

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Does 1 Times 1 Equal 2?

A diversion in mathematical consistency Cropped from source Terrence Howard is an actor and singer who has been in a number of films and TV series. He was nominated...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Lost in Complexity

Should we expect simplicity in a theory named for complexity? Amer. Phy. Soc. interview source Sabine Hossenfelder is a physicist at the Frankfurt Institute for...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

A New Proof Of An Ancient Result

Triangulating proofs to seek a shorter path Cropped from 2016 Newsday source Mehtaab Sawhney is an undergraduate student at MIT. His work caught my eye on finding...

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Finding Coprime Pairs

Deferring or avoiding randomization Great Discoveries in STEM source Claude Bachet de Méziriac was a French mathematician of the early 1600s. He is the first person...

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Leprechauns Know What It Feels

To be human, that is Neil L. has graced these pages many times before. Every eve of St. Patrick’s Day he has visited Dick. Sometimes Dick has been hard to find,...

Happy 0x50th Birthday, Donald Knuth
From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Happy 0x50th Birthday, Donald Knuth

Donald Knuth’s 80th=0x50th birthday was on January 10.

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

The Lemma Cited From Burnside

How might it be applied in complexity theory? St. Andrews history source William Burnside was a well-known researcher into the early theory of finite groups. Today...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Some Technical Tidbits

Tid-bit: delicacy, dainty, snack, nibble, appetizer, hors d’oeuvre, goody, dipper, finger food Adam Engst is the publisher of the site TidBITS. This is a site dedicated...
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