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Paul Broussous
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Geometric interpretation of trace
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How to escape the inclination to be a universalist or: How to learn to stop worrying and do some research.
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Examples of theorems misapplied to non-mathematical contexts
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"Understanding" $\mathrm{Gal}(\bar{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q})$
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Examples of major theorems with very hard proofs that have not dramatically improved over time
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Work of plenary speakers at ICM 2014
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Parodies of abstruse mathematical writing
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Mathematicians whose works were criticized by contemporaries but became widely accepted later
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The Arnold – Serre debate
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Did Bourbaki write a text on algebraic geometry?
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Elementary results with p-adic numbers
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How often do people read the work that they cite?
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What arithmetic information is contained in the algebraic K-theory of the integers
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Advice for PhD Supervisors
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'Important' applications of p-adic numbers outside of algebra (and number theory).
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What is the Implicit Function Theorem good for?
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What is the difference between an automorphic form and a modular form?
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Class function counting solutions of equation in finite group: when is it a virtual character?
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Which philosophy for reductive groups?
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japanese/chinese for mathematicians?
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Number theory and physics
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A slick proof of the Bruhat Decomposition for GL_n(k)?
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Motivating Lubin-Tate theory
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Representation theory and elementary particles
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Examples of finite groups with "good" bijection(s) between conjugacy classes and irreducible representations?
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Analogies supporting heuristic: Weyl groups = algebraic groups over field with one element?
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What are the applications of operator algebras to other areas?
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Being a subgroup: proof by character theory
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What is a tamely-ramified Weil-Deligne representation?
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Rep Theory Consequences of Bott--Weil--Borel
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