Monthly Archives: May 2007

The ABC Theorem!?!?!?


Apparently Szpiro has a proof of at least certain cases of the ABC conjecture. (He was able to find an explicit constant K(epsilon) for certain values of epsilon.) His bound is good enough to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem for n>81 … Continue reading

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So I guess a few things happened to me recently. I will not be a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research at UCSB this year. This doesn’t surprise me. I consider the research that I have … Continue reading

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Ordinals


So I have seven lectures left in combinatorial game theory, and we’re probably 1.5-2 lectures away from being done with everything I want to cover in volume 1 (which is really pretty close to everything). I certainly hadn’t expected we’d … Continue reading

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Impulse decisions


So I’m usually not a very impulsive person, but today I was in the math department office after cryptography and before coffee hour, and I saw a flyer for a summer school in Alberta on Lie algebra, algebraic groups, and … Continue reading

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