Felix Hausdorff

Felix Hausdorff (November 8, 1868 – January 26, 1942) was a German mathematician who is considered to be one of the founders of modern topology and who contributed significantly to set theorydescriptive set theorymeasure theoryfunction theory,[clarification needed] and functional analysis.

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Mathematicians of November

November is almost finished and it was a hard cold month here in Scotland. But I don’t want to talk about weather, of course. For this post I have chosen a couple of great mathematicians born…

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Sir Michael Atiyah: hard at work at 86

Transitivity

The blog today is a result of transitivity: A implies B, and B implies C, so A implies C.

(A) I am at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) in Banff for a workshop on random geometric graphs.

(B) The director of BIRS is Nassif Ghoussoub, who I recently interviewed.

(C) Nassif Ghoussoub recently posted on Facebook about Michael Atiyah’s paper on arXiv, which claims to settle a 60-year-old problem in complex geometry.

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Brief Interviews with Young Mathematicians: Sara Zahedi

The ICIAM Newsletter DIANOIA is publishing a series of interviews with young applied mathematicians. Here Roberto Natalini interviews Sara Zahedi who is an assistant professor in numerical analysis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. Sara Zahed is one of ten winners and the only female winner of the European Mathematical Society Prize for 2016

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Why quantum mechanics might need an overhaul

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg says current debates suggest need for new approach to comprehend reality

One reason Weinberg thinks there’s a need for a new chapter in the quantum story is that those who think everything is fine with quantum mechanics take different sides in the debates about
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