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August 15, 2007

Math Teach Wiki

Posted by David Corfield

Back from Tuscany, I find two e-mails requests awaiting me.

First, and I’m now very late on this story, Alexandre Borovik asked me to draw attention to the plight of a Mathematical Summer School held in Turkey.

Second, Tim Porter wished readers to know about “the very last PhD thesis from Bangor (for the foreseeable future)”, where

Richard Lewis looks at the problem of the interpretation of the formal maps to a crossed module introduced by Porter and Turaev and using a simplicial analogue of etale spaces gets a representation in terms of locally constant stacks.

Bangor stopped taking mathematics students in 2005.

Perhaps we need a Wiki to treat the unjustified stopping of mathematical instruction to accompany the one on journals.

Posted at August 15, 2007 9:53 PM UTC

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Re: Math Teach Wiki

Setting up wikis is a lot of work, even if all you do is watch other people do the technical stuff, cheer them on, and write a bit here and there. I know from experience.

So, I’m not going to help set up any more… until I get serious about writing my next book. A wiki is going to be essential for that — and one that uses jsMath, like Garrett Lisi’s.

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