This is actually already old news (it is from September 2018), but since then it was on my list of things to blog about and only now I found the time to actually do it. There was a meta-study published in Nature Communications (doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06292-0) about the performance of girls and boys in STEM fields. I … Continue reading "Girls and boys performing in STEM fields"
This year’s Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences goes to Michel Talagrand (link to the press release, link to his Wikipedia page).
Recently a preprint was posted on the arXiv ( arXiv:1904.12720 ) claiming to have constructed the first examples of compact orientable hyperbolic non-spin manifolds (in every dimension at least 4). I was a bit surprised by this, since I thought that such examples should be already known. Apparently not … One reason why constructing such … Continue reading "Compact hyperbolic non-spin manifolds"