Econlinks: The applied maths edition

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Econlinks: Of (visual) art, old and new

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Econlinks

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On Noncommutative Geometry, String Theory, and the EU vs. US academe

All this in a 2005 interview with Alain Connes, in Iran (initial link to the PDF of the interview via Tyler Cowen, on MR).

First, I think this is a very welcome, very open interview (several questions/comments are just great, congrats to the interviewers!) and it is extremely interesting to see the opinion of this great mathematician (inter alia, Fields Medalist in 1982) on a wide range of topics.  → Read more

(Many) Econlinks for the Weekend

  • If you’re at all into arithmetics (and not only) you might like this concise exposé on very big numbers (think Ackerman series, Busy Beavers and the like if you are dubious about what “very big” stands for in this context…).
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Econlinks

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Econlinks

  • Here’s an excellent answer if you ever wondered why people are interested in finding prime numbers with tens of millions of digits.
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