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Does a result remain known after everyone who knew it has died? [closed]

When working on a research project, one tries to spend their time answering questions that have not yet been answered. There enters the terminology of "known" versus "unknown" results, which we ...
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Doing graph theory after a thesis in pure mathematics [closed]

I've just went through the 1st year of my PhD in France, it is related to Floer Homology. I didn't know what it was really about at that time, I chosed this subject because I thought it would combine ...
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What universities have laid off tenured math faculty for financial reasons?

When a math department lays off tenured staff, people cry out loud. But, 10 years later, such memories are no longer popular discussion subjects, and so the information doesn't always spread. Those ...
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Ideas on how to prevent a department from being shut down.

[Please stop upvoting. I don't want to get a gold badge out of this...] [Too late... is there a way to give a medal back?] Dear community, the VU University Amsterdam, my employer, is planning to ...