What a coincidence! But the really weird part is that all four are mathematicians.

During the Vietnam war, Grothendieck taught math to the Hanoi University mathematics department staff, out in the countryside. Hoàng Xuân Sính took notes and later did a PhD with him - by correspondence! She mailed him her hand-written thesis.

What was it about?

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If you are in the EU and have not yet heard of this vote. There is a European's citizens Initiative for a Universal Basic Income. This is an EU binding vote. eci.ec.europa.eu/014/public/#/ . There is only 5 days left and over 700,000 votes still needed. Please vote.

After some seven hours, there was electricity for an hour.

Then it came back after an hour or so and now things seem fine.

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I have come back to Bangalore after seven years.

The metro is still under construction.

Ranting the bank 

Credit Suisse is the worst bank ever. They are hand-in-glove with the most evil people in the world so that they can treat their regular customers like doormat.

The only recent time some important mathematics got published in Nature was when AI was able to contribute to it.

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nature.com/articles/d41586-022

I like this article. But I don't like that they don't have a single "Nature" brand of journal in mathematics and yet talk about diversity.

Hello, I'm a grad student who likes math and is somewhat random. I like anything relating to complex geometry, analysis, group theory, number theory, hyperbolic knot complements, Stein manifolds... @Breakfastisready said there are fun maths here, so here I am :)

It's just absolutely atrocious that I have to have a LinkedIn account if I want to increase my chances of finding a job.

So I spent an entire Saturday trying to figure out if I can implement a 4x4 Sudoku solver using Grover's search algorithm on an IBM Quantum computer.

Turn's out, I can't. I will need more than 100 qubits. That is the state of the quantum tech :(

Today I got an email from a random graduate student saying they appreciate my mathematical work.

I am happy!

For almost five years, we have been doing the exercise of replacing stock OS on phones. We can tell first hand how oftentimes unnecessarily difficult/impossible it is. In the interest of reducing the insane amount of e-waste and truly being in control of our devices, we need laws that allow us to install any software on any device!

Thanks to @fsfe for writing a nice open letter about just that, we happily signed it:

fsfe.org/activities/upcyclinga

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