[seqfan] FYI - Terence Tao's remark, mentioning OEIS
Alexander Povolotsky
apovolot at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 18:59:55 CET 2009
FYI - Terence Tao's remark, mentioning OEIS (I made it bold)
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http://gowers.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/is-massively-collaborative-mathematics-possible/
February 1, 2009 at 8:27 pm
I can't speak for others, but as for my own research, at least half of my
papers are joint with one or more authors, and amongst those papers that I
consider among my best work, they are virtually all joint.
Of course, each mathematician has his or her own unique research style, and
this diversity is a very healthy thing for mathematics as a whole. But I
think 21st century mathematics differs from 19th and early 20th century
mathematics in at least two important respects. Firstly, the advent of
modern communication technologies, most notably the internet, has made it
significantly easier to collaborate with other mathematicians who are not at
the same physical location. (Most of my collaborations, for instance, would
be non-existent, or at least significantly less productive, without the
internet.) One can imagine the next generation of technologies having an
even stronger impact in this direction (with this project possibly being an
example; other extant examples include Wikipedia and the *Online
Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*).
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