Bill Thurston teams up with Issey Miyake for their fall ready-to-wear collection based on the Geometrization Conjecture (via Quomodocumque). Youtube video here.
Why String Theorists Should Switch Fields to Quantum Computing.
This month’s AMS Notices has an interview with last year’s Abel Prize winner, Mikhail Gromov. This year’s Abel prize will be announced March 24, see here for the committee making the choice. Also to be announced soon is the winner of another million dollar prize, the Templeton Prize.
Yet more string theory in popular culture.
From UT Austin, various interesting new lectures in their GRASP series. These include a nice expository talk by David Ben-Zvi on the Fundamental Lemma. Ngo is lecturing about this weekly here at Columbia. In the fall he will move to Chicago and take up a permanent position there.
This year’s Talbot workshop will be on one of my favorite topics, Twisted K-theory and Loop Groups. At MIT there’s a preparatory seminar here, and a page for the workshop here.
This has been mentioned here before, but one can’t stop marveling at the Math Overflow phenomenon.
There’s an interesting interview with Alan Sokal here.
Update: Some helpfully just pointed me to this review of a new novel by Ian McEwan in which
characters mention M-theory, Nambu Lie 3-algebra and coincident M2-branes
Looks like something I’ll have to read when it comes out here in a couple weeks.
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