Quanta Magazine "Map of Mathematics" missing foundations.
Pedro Sánchez Terraf
sterraf at famaf.unc.edu.ar
Sun Feb 16 15:14:33 EST 2020
El 15/2/20 a las 00:40, Annatala Wolf escribió:
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> https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-map-of-mathematics-20200213
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> The map itself is clearly geared toward a non-mathematical audience,
> but it's still rather disappointing that despite the attempt to touch
> on as many fields as possible
Perhaps they were just focusing on “mainstream mathematics”. At a
glance, the map seems to be mostly Number Theory, Geometry and
physics-related math. So, it looks like “as many fields as possible” was
not their goal.
Actually, they have some interesting articles in set theory, for instance
https://www.quantamagazine.org/to-settle-infinity-question-a-new-law-of-mathematics-20131126/
where they look at forcing axioms vs. Ultimate-L, and a more recent one
(2017)
https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-measure-infinities-find-theyre-equal-20170912/
concerning p=t. In fact, in the map links articles as old as 2014 (just
a random check).
Indeed, "cardinal numbers" could just have a place among "numbers".
PST.-
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