Sunday March 26th 2017

The Proof is in the Blogging

In 2006, shortly after Grigory Perelman famously refused the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré Conjecture, a mathematician from Lehigh University posted online a supposed proof of another unsolved math problem. Within days, mathematicians discovered a fatal flaw in her reasoning, but in the comment section at Peter Woit’s Not Even Wrong blog, the flogging escalated. Read the full story, published online at Seed magazine, here.

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