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Dear MO-fellows, Happy New Year !

Taking google as an example:

Why not to make a list of noted math events in 2012 ?

E.g. 15 December 2012 Museum of Math was opened in New-York (see also What would you want to see at the Museum of Mathematics? )

Mochizuki announced the proof of ABC conjecture. (see also Philosophy behind Mochizuki's work on the ABC conjecture )

I think Elsevier boycott should also be noted.


Good luck, health and great achievements in new year !

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I assume that submitting my M.Sc. thesis doesn't count as a notable event? :-) – Asaf Karagila Jan 1 '13 at 10:15
"Why not to make a list of noted math events in 2012?" Because it off-topic for MO! [Good to have instant confirmation that from one year to the next really nothing much changed ;-)] – user9072 Jan 1 '13 at 12:53
Alexander, you should start a blog. – Felipe Voloch Jan 1 '13 at 13:16
I suggest creating MO II and leaving this one to those who clutter up the site with big lists. – Franz Lemmermeyer Jan 1 '13 at 20:58
@Asaf Karagila: I hesitate a bit to take this to far off-topic, but AFAIK in Russia (for example) the situation is a bit different and so (locally) for Alexander Chervov the statement seems to make sense (see for example under Russia). – user9072 Jan 2 '13 at 11:25
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  • Ian Agol proved the last four remaining of Thurston's questions about three dimensional manifolds.

An exposition is given by Erica Klarreich at the Simons Foundation:

Agol's paper:

Thurston's questions:

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  • AMS 2012 Math Digest

  • The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012, Edited by Mircea Pitici

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Massive Open Online Courses. MOOCs. This was, without a doubt, the most important and talked-about trend in education technology this year."

  • 2012 Complexity Year in Review

  • Top ten algorithms preprints of 2012

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Endre Szemerédi winning Abel Prize 2012 "“for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory” (Reference).

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