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interests: complex analysis and geometry, potential theory, dynamical systems, logic, math education, philosophy


May
13
revised Who introduced the concept of topological mixing?
replaced adjectives with adverbs where they belong
Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Apr
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
10
comment Most interesting mathematics mistake?
The story was recounted by Kazimierz Kuratowski in his ``A half century of Polish mathematics." Of course neither Suslin nor his advisor Lusin were Polish, but Waclaw Sierpinski, a Polish mathematician who was interned in Russia at that time, witnessed the conversation between Suslin and Lusin in which the student communicated the discovery to the professor.
Mar
24
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
revised Parodies of abstruse mathematical writing
added a detail
Mar
17
answered Parodies of abstruse mathematical writing
Feb
18
reviewed Approve Triviality of holomorphic vector bundles over contractible Stein manifolds
Feb
13
reviewed Reject nontrivial theorems with trivial proofs
Dec
11
answered How to prove that two univariate polynomials are always algebraically dependent?
Dec
9
comment Nearest Point to a real algebraic set
See the recent preprint ``Euclidean distance degree of an algebraic variety", arxiv.org/pdf/1309.0049.pdf
Nov
30
reviewed Edit Functions in “gaps” in Hardy hierarchy
Nov
30
revised Functions in “gaps” in Hardy hierarchy
text improved
Nov
18
reviewed Edit About the curvature of a connection?
Nov
18
revised About the curvature of a connection?
There was some latex that was not compiling. I fixed it by removing unnecessary \left and \right commands.
Nov
9
awarded  Custodian
Nov
9
reviewed Approve Possible cardinality and weight of an ordered field
Oct
30
comment What universities have laid off tenured math faculty for financial reasons?
@Andre: Done. Hard to cut through all this legalese; hopefully this citation is enough. @zibadawa timmy: You are entitled to seek whatever "implications" you see fit; I didn't want to offer any. Certainly this is about a recent dismissal of tenured faculty. While the OP is interested mainly in cases happening for financial reasons, he did not restrict his interest to ``only wrongful dismissals,please", however one may interpret such a phrase.