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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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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.
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