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About valuevar

I am a number theorist with side interests in combinatorics and group theory.

AGRA II

I am now able to make this public: the second AGRA school (Aritmética, Grupos, Análisis) will be happening in Cusco in August 2015. Here is the website. We are still putting together funding, but we have already managed to ensure … Continue reading

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Meta- and Galois

First, some extradiegetic comments. I did not post much last year. The main reason is obvious – for the first half of the year, I was very busy finishing the proof of the ternary Goldbach conjecture; then, during the summer, … Continue reading

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From Avignon to Sevilla

I am now at the biennial Spanish number-theory conference, which, this time around, is taking place in Sevilla. It is my first time in the south of Spain. On the way here, I was in Avignon for the first day … Continue reading

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The ternary Goldbach conjecture

So now everybody knows why I was posting more and more rarely. I recently posted a proof of the ternary Goldbach conjecture: it was split into two articles – a new one on major arcs, and a new and improved … Continue reading

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Back to blogging: Akos, groups and Heaven’s Gate

I have had my hands full for quite a while. I intend to get back to blogging now — starting with a few short notes. First, as some of you may know, I recently posted and submitted a survey paper … Continue reading

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Alcázares, setas y fueros

As most readers of this blog know, I am spending a month in Madrid, lecturing on growth in groups and otherwise enjoying myself. Yesterday, a group of us went to Segovia: The city is notable for (a) its aqueduct, which … Continue reading

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Literature and synchronicity

On Thursday evening, I was ten minutes late to a reading of the poetry of Tomas Tranströmer. I was not the only one late; going first into the elevator, I noticed that the person going with me was Vargas Llosa. … Continue reading

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On being confused by one’s mother language

Abro una pagina del diccionario de la Real Academia y encuentro: carolo, cárolus, caromomia carón, carona, caroncharse, caroncho, caronchoso, caronjo, caroñoso (ojo: no carroñoso), caroquero, caroreño, carosiera, carosiero, carosis, carota. In other words, no recognizable word entre las mas caseras … Continue reading

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What I did on my summer vacation

Back in July, I spent some time in Goettingen. As most readers of this blog, it is an old university town with plenty of history – Gauss, Riemann, Hilbert and their friends all worked and lived there. There was a … Continue reading

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Back to the battle

I paused the blogging for a bit due to other commitments. To summarize the last few months: AGRA went well, I got a paper on three primes out, and, after the usual conference season, I am back in home ground. … Continue reading

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