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Jordan Ellenberg enjoys studying — and writing about — the mathematics underlying everyday phenomena.
Representation theory was initially dismissed. Today, it’s central to much of mathematics.
Mathematicians have figured out how to expand the reach of a mysterious bridge connecting two distant continents in the mathematical world.
Decades after the landmark proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem, ideas abound for how to make it even more reliable. But such efforts reflect a deep misunderstanding of what makes the proof so important.
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