Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Mathematics as thought

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Mathematics as thought

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‘These foundations [of mathematics] are, moreover, a perpetual source of reflection and discovery for the masters of the science. Even in number system you will find material for long reflection. Remember that Leibniz did not disdain to occupy himself with it.’ – Paul Valéry, letter to Pierre Honnorat, 1942There are almost too many examples of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Titans of Mathematics Clash Over Epic Proof of ABC Conjecture | Quanta Magazine

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Titans of Mathematics Clash Over Epic Proof of ABC Conjecture | Quanta Magazine

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number theoryByErica KlarreichSeptember 20, 2018Two mathematicians have found what they say is a hole at the heart of a proof that has convulsed the mathematics community for nearly six years.In a report posted online today, Peter Scholze of the University of Bonn and Jakob Stix of Goethe University Frankfurt describe what Stix calls a “serious, unfixable…