Here’s Terrance Tao on the possible ways in which something might be considered “good” in mathematics (his words): Good mathematical problem-solving (e.g. a major breakthrough on an important mathematical problem); Good mathematical technique (e.g. a masterful use of existing methods, or the development of new tools); Good mathematical theory (e.g. a conceptual framework or choice… [Read More]

## arXiv hits 1 Million Articles: Fighting “The Man” of Science Publishing

Openness and Transparency are essential for progress. Sadly, most scientific publication processes obscure both. Thankfully, in mathematics, physics, computer science, and related fields there’s the arXiv, a pre-print server where authors can post their papers long before they’ve gone through the peer-review process. It’s just reached 1 Million pre-prints. I’m looking forward to the continued… [Read More]