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Can One Explain Schemes to a Biologist?

An interesting blog post in n-Category cafe: post

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What is a Manifold?

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Via Terrence Tao. See also this post.

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Univalent Foundations

A very interesting presentation by Vladimir Voevodsky: slides It is extremely difficult to accept that mathematics is in need of a completely new foundation. Even many of the people who are directly connected with the advances in Homotopy Type Theory … Continue reading

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What are the origins of Math?

THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF THE HIGGS BOSON PARTICLE, which was predicted by mathematical formulas, shows the power of math to describe and predict the world around us–from the helical structure of DNA and the spirals of galaxies, to how rapidly epidemics spread and our universe is … Continue reading

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Richard Courant on Applied Mathematics

In his “Acceptance speech for the association’s distinguished service award”: Since my early days in Gottingen I have been concerned with “Applied Mathematics.” Yet until today I have not been able to define what the word means or should mean. … Continue reading

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Interview with Sergey Petrovich Novikov

Sergey Novikov is 75 today. Due to this occasion here is a large interview (in Russian). Just one citation: We had a clear understanding that “pure mathematics” is a wonderful science, subject however to the following condition: To be useful for the society, its … Continue reading

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Applied category theory?

Category is a most abstract mathematical notion, which, however, found its way to computer science and physics, for example. Here is an attempt to present the category theory for a broader audience. Abstract: There are many books designed to introduce … Continue reading

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