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Richard Borcherds
  • Member for 14 years, 9 months
  • Berkeley
161 votes

Demonstrating that rigour is important

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Jokes in the sense of Littlewood: examples?

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Series whose convergence is not known

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Heuristic argument that finite simple groups _ought_ to be "classifiable"?

57 votes

Jokes in the sense of Littlewood: examples?

54 votes

What is the motivation for a vertex algebra?

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Number of finite simple groups of given order is at most 2 - is a classification-free proof possible?

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What, exactly, has Louis de Branges proved about the Riemann Hypothesis?

45 votes

Classification of finite groups of isometries

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Demonstrating that rigour is important

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What are some open problems in algebraic geometry?

40 votes

German mathematical terms like "Nullstellensatz"

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Refereeing a Paper

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Why can't proofs have infinitely many steps?

34 votes

What is the relationship between modular forms and Maass forms?

32 votes

What are "classical groups"?

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The Monster Group uses in mathematical physics

31 votes

What would you want on a Lie theory cheat poster?

31 votes

Why aren't representations of monoids studied so much?

31 votes

Use of Conjectures to Prove a Theorem

30 votes

Teaching proofs in the era of Google

29 votes

Inaccessible cardinals and Andrew Wiles's proof

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Are topological manifolds homotopy equivalent to smooth manifolds?

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"Why" is every polynomial representation of SL(2) selfdual?

27 votes

Ingenuity in mathematics

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Is the blowup of a normal scheme necessarily normal?

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Why aren't there more classifying spaces in number theory?

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How would calculus be possible in a finitist axiom system?

23 votes

What is the spectrum of the ring of entire functions?

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Topological spaces that resemble the space of irrationals

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