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Hi, I'm Colin, and I'm here to help you make sense of maths
Written by Colin+ in silly questions amnesty.
The only stupid question (apparently) is the one you don't ask. So, the question you leave in the comments is clearly not a stupid one. It might even provide me with ideas for a post later on :o)
Colin is a Weymouth maths tutor, author of several Maths For Dummies books and A-level maths guides. He started Flying Colours Maths in 2008.
He lives with an espresso pot and nothing to prove.
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New Scientist had a quick story (about Pierre Deligne winning the Abel prize http://bit.ly/Z2SV4f) which opens with the sentence: “Using pictures to solve equations just earned someone $1 million.”
I can’t find any other reference to his work involving ‘pictures’.
Do Deligne’s proofs like a game of Pictionary? Or is New Scientist being rather fast and loose with the facts.
Good question! It reads to me like they’ve latched on to it being about shapes and surmising that Deligne is a sketch-and-doodle man.
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I teach in my home in Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth.
It's a 15-minute walk from Weymouth station, and it's on bus routes 3, 8 and X53. On-road parking is available nearby.
“This room isn’t technically a toilet, but feel free to go here and the servants will clean it up,” said Tom, lavishly.
May 30, 2020 8:10 am
I’ve just been on Radio Solent talking about the octahedron. I think I did OK :-)
May 29, 2020 7:48 am
I HAVE TRAINED FOR THIS MOMENT!
If they stand in a circle, they form a hexagon with the furthest people 4m apart.… twitter.com/i/web/status/12660…
May 28, 2020 7:44 pm
Well, thanks for that, Twitter friends. I suppose it’ll have to be both. pic.twitter.com/9VZtxVh02B
May 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Especially when gambling. (Wait, did I say that aloud?) twitter.com/DavidKButlerUoA/st…
May 28, 2020 4:42 pm