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Aug
14
comment The ten martini problem - reason for name
@Carlo-- the link I gave is to the typewritten English translation of the Scottish book. The portal has also complete reproductions of the Polish handwritten original and its typed version.
Aug
14
comment The ten martini problem - reason for name
Kac probably got the idea from participating in mathematicians' discussions in the famous Scottish Cafe when he was a student, and then a young researcher in Lwow before 1939. Quite often, a prize for solving a problem was a drink. See e.g. Problem 8 here: kielich.amu.edu.pl/Stefan_Banach/pdf/ks-szkocka/…
Aug
1
comment extending to bimeromorphic maps
See answers to the question mathoverflow.net/questions/86000/…
Jul
29
comment Ergodic theory and dynamical systems books references
See also mathoverflow.net/questions/82661/…
Jul
18
answered Rediscovery of lost mathematics
Jun
26
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
16
comment Examples of “Unusual” Classifications
Twin prime conjecture?
Jun
14
comment Proof of im/possibility of constructing any fractal by iterated function systems?
See also MR1686674 (2000j:28008) Kwieciński, Michał(PL-JAGL) A locally connected continuum which is not an IFS attractor. (English summary) Bull. Polish Acad. Sci. Math. 47 (1999), no. 2, 127–132.
May
22
answered Are there any books that take a 'theorems as problems' approach?
Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Apr
18
revised What was the Question that led Euler to his Investigations on Polyhedra?
corrected punctuation
Apr
18
suggested suggested edit on What was the Question that led Euler to his Investigations on Polyhedra?
Apr
9
answered $\aleph$ looks like $\mathbb N$?
Apr
2
comment Down-to-earth expositions of Hodge theory
All this is nicely written up in Chapter VI.5 of MR1893803 (2003g:32001) Fritzsche, Klaus; Grauert, Hans From holomorphic functions to complex manifolds. (English summary) Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 213. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002. xvi+392 pp. ISBN: 0-387-95395-7 --I do not really know who came up with this approach, but the name of Kunihiko Kodaira appears quite often (Hodge-Kodaira decomposition, Serre-Kodaira duality).
Mar
27
answered Furstenberg $\times 2 \times 3$ conjecture, bibliography
Mar
26
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
26
answered Structures that turn out to exhibit a symmetry even though their definition doesn't
Mar
17
answered Local-to-global inequalities for measures: Brunn-Minkowski, Ahlswede-Daykin, what else?
Mar
4
awarded  Sportsmanship
Mar
4
awarded  Necromancer