Monday, August 21, 2006

A Good Newpaper Article on Maths

Readers of this diary might enjoy looking at the article "Elusive Proof, Elusive Prover: A New Mathematical Mystery". This is an excellent example of coverage of mathematics in the press, and deals with the developments surrounding Perelman's proof of Poincaré’s conjecture.

This article is also very timely. The ICM 2006 kicks off tomorrow, and Richard Hamilton (Columbia University, New York, USA) will deliver a talk on the Poincaré conjecture at 17:15. As an Italian abroad, I am also proud to announce that Alfio Quarteroni (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland and Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy) will also deliver a plenary address tomorrow.

The section on Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science starts on August 26.

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