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March 9, 2011

Polymath discussion at IAS

Filed under: discussion — Gil Kalai @ 2:26 pm
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In October 2010 there was a discussion about polymath projects at an event organized by the I.A.S in NYC. Tim Gowers described the endeavor and some prospects, and hopes, and Peter Sarnak responded with some concerns. An interesting discussion followed. Some of the discussion is described in the IAS Institute Letter for fall 2010 .


  1. Incidentally I found out, in the process of doing the formal submission of Polymath4, that authorship can indeed be a technical issue; in order to deliver copyright consent forms and to ensure proper author indexing, I had to give a list of “real” authors (in this case, Ernie, Harald, and myself), because the publishing system used by Math. Comp. didn’t have a way to handle pseudonyms.

    Comment by Terence Tao — March 9, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

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