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Superfectoid spaces!?

Note (6/21): There is an issue with the proof of Lemma 1.7 below, but I’m pretty confident Kiran and I will find a fix.  In any case, you should never take blog math too seriously! In this post I want to announce some … Continue reading

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Observations from Indiana

Just back from the p-adic Langlands party. Some random moments: Language options on the German American Banking ATM: English, Spanish. “We’ve encoded Kevin Buzzard’s brain into a two-variable power series!” Heated discussion: do you write or ?  Clearly the latter … Continue reading

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Hilarity

AJdJ (rhetorically): What is the stacks project? Me: A series of tubes?

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Course announcement

In the Fall of 2016, I’m teaching a graduate topics class on p-adic Hodge theory here at Columbia.  The course website can be found here. Update (5/6/2o16): An earlier version of the course description contained a rather optimistic statement regarding Harris’s … Continue reading

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Jacques Menard, author of Nicholas Bourbaki

The “anonymously” written exercise linked over on E. Kowalski’s blog must easily be the funniest mathematico-literary joke of all time.  A short excerpt: “Menard (perhaps without wanting to) has enriched, by means of a new technique, the halting and rudimentary art of … Continue reading

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A quote which captures a certain truth

“The sickness of the Internet age is that we’ve started to think we deserve to be taken seriously about something without putting a third of our lives into it.”

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More from California

I spent a pleasant hour in a cafe in Oakland reconstructing the elementary proof of the “supplementary law” .  This is exactly the kind of tricky elementary argument I have trouble remembering if I’ve only see it once before (which was the case).  Anyway, … Continue reading

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