**Here**- a nice introduction by Akhil Mathew @ Climbing Mount Burbaki

## Friday, December 11, 2015

## Wednesday, December 9, 2015

### The attractiveness of primes for experimental mathematics...

'Although the prime numbers are rigidly determined, they somehow feel like experimental data'

**Timothy Gowers**.

**Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction**(Oxford Univ. Press, 2002) p.118; as cited in "surprising connections between number theory and physics"

## Monday, November 30, 2015

### All primes in terms of one: non-associative algebra and Google cloud computing

Under addition, the positive integers 1, 1+1, 1+1+1,.... form a cyclic (semigroup) structure generated by 1. We will explore a way of representing prime numbers in terms of the single generator g = 2, under a non-associative, non-commutative binary operation "o" on the set A of all primes, defined by setting x o y:=P(2x+y) where P is the greatest prime factor function. For example, 3 = 2 o 2, 5 = 2 o (2 o (2 o (2 o 2)))), etc. In a joint work with Paul A. Vicol from Simon Fraser University, we managed to verify that all primes up to 7259167 can be expressed as non-associative products involving the symbols 2, o, and parentheses ),(. This computational evidence points towards a cyclicity conjecture for the (magma) structure (A, o). Moreover, we searched for other similar non-associative algebraic structures on A (prime magmas) that might be cyclic, established a set of fairly restrictive necessary conditions for cyclicity, formulated a more general cyclicity conjecture for special prime magmas, and found computational
evidence (after days of running Julia programs on a GCE platform) for the cyclicity of the structures in a representative set. (October 24, 2014 - MAA Ohio Fall Meeting)

## Saturday, November 28, 2015

### Love and Tensor Algebra - from "The Cyberiad" by Stanislaw Lem

SOURCE: http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Cultural/Art/tensor.html"Come, let us hasten to a higher plane

Where dyads tread the fairy fields of Venn,

Their indices bedecked from one to n

Commingled in an endless Markov chain!

Come, every frustrum longs to be a cone

And every vector dreams of matrices.

Hark to the gentle gradient of the breeze:

It whispers of a more ergodic zone.

In Riemann, Hilbert or in Banach space

Let superscripts and subscripts go their ways.

Our asymptotes no longer out of phase,

We shall encounter, counting, face to face.

I'll grant thee random access to my heart,

Thou'lt tell me all the constants of thy love;

And so we two shall all love's lemmas prove,

And in our bound partition never part.

For what did Cauchy know, or Christoffel,

Or Fourier, or any Bools or Euler,

Wielding their compasses, their pens and rulers,

Of thy supernal sinusoidal spell?

Cancel me not - for what then shall remain?

Abscissas some mantissas, modules, modes,

A root or two, a torus and a node:

The inverse of my verse, a null domain.

Ellipse of bliss, converge, O lips divine!

the product o four scalars is defines!

Cyberiad draws nigh, and the skew mind

Cuts capers like a happy haversine.

I see the eigenvalue in thine eye,

I hear the tender tensor in thy sigh.

Bernoulli would have been content to die,

Had he but known such a^2 cos 2 phi!"

## Sunday, October 4, 2015

## Sunday, September 27, 2015

### Erdős' discrepancy problem - recently solved

Blog comment, collab help man attack old maths problem

Phys.Org - September 26, 2015 by Nancy Owano

**The Erdos Discrepancy Problem - Terrence Tao - http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.05363**

## Sunday, July 26, 2015

### The Singular Mind of Terry Tao

**The Singular Mind of Terry Tao**

*A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.*

New York Times

By GARETH COOK, July 24, 2015

## Monday, March 23, 2015

## Friday, March 6, 2015

### Mihai Raileanu - o amintire

De fapt una dintre multele amintiri ce nu se pot sterge. M-a introdus in lumea congruentelor si a lucrului cu 'numere mari'. In stilul problemelor ce le primeam la inceput de clasa a IX-a, sa se afle toate numerele naturale N astfel incat 1249

^{N }≡ 1948441249 (mod 311920921441)...## Thursday, February 26, 2015

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