Death of Proof (The Pleasures of Failure I): theinnerframe.wordpress.com/20

The tale of Horgan's surface, a nonexistent minimal surface whose existence was incorrectly predicted by numerical experiments, named sarcastically after a journalist who incautiously suggested proof was dead. See also indiana.edu/~minimal/essays/ho and scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4133; via Carnival of Mathematics 170, mathenchant.wordpress.com/2019

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"A more accurate computation shows that there still is a gap at 1.01, which we can’t see, or don’t want to see."
Nice.

@11011110 The best part is that John Horgan appears to have commented on this article. It might be a fake, but if not that’s pretty amusing

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.

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