Timothy Chow starts Polymath12
24 February 2017 | 4:40 pm

This is a quick post to draw attention to the fact that a new and very interesting looking polymath project has just started, led by Timothy Chow. He is running it over at the Polymath blog. The problem it will tackle is Rota’s basis conjecture, which is the following statement. Conjecture. For each let be […]

Time for Elsexit?
29 November 2016 | 2:45 pm

This post is principally addressed to academics in the UK, though some of it may apply to people in other countries too. The current deal that the universities have with Elsevier expires at the end of this year, and a new one has been negotiated between Elsevier and Jisc Collections, the body tasked with representing […]

Call for nominations for the 2018 Chern Medal
14 November 2016 | 10:00 am

This is a guest post by Caroline Series. The Chern Medal is a relatively new prize, awarded once every four years jointly by the IMU and the Chern Medal Foundation (CMF) to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics. Funded by the CMF, the […]


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