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    The New YorkerAlec Wilkinson2/2/1532 min
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    • Pegeen
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      2 weeks ago

      When I first read the title I was extremely apprehensive about reading the article. Math has always perplexed me - especially algebra. But I’m fascinated by people - odd ones, in particular, and Zhang certainly fits the criteria. However, I can honestly say I would hate to be that smart. Or married to someone who thinks about numbers all day long!

    • jeff
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      2 weeks ago

      An incredible story about a truly remarkable individual.

      According to other mathematicians, Zhang is working on his incomplete result for the Landau-Siegel zeros conjecture. “If he succeeds, it would be much more dramatic,” Peter Sarnak said.

      This article was written in 2015 and Zhang just published a mysterious paper on the topic a few weeks ago: Number theorist may have proposed a solution to the Landau-Siegel zeros conjecture