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By: 5 Digital collaboration skills every student needs to master | NEO BLOG
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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:14:02 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-363411[…] a thought experiment by Tom Gowers titled, “Is massively collaborative mathematics possible?” on his blog, has ended up as one of the most successful online mathematics collaborations ever. It’s called […]
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By: A Global Collaboration – The Holomorphic Process
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Sat, 08 Sep 2018 14:21:24 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-360126[…] the spirit of polymath projects, this project presents a problem: how to understand the holographic nature of reality, along with a […]
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By: An Anti-Aging Pundit Solves a Decades-Old Math Problem
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Mon, 14 May 2018 06:06:06 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-296108[…] about 10 years ago when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, wanted to find a way to facilitate massive online collaborations in mathematics. Work on Polymath problems is done publicly, and anyone can contribute. Recently, de Grey was […]
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By: An Anti-Aging Pundit Solves a Decades-Old Math Problem | Gizmocrazed - Future Technology News
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Sat, 05 May 2018 14:56:47 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-292994[…] about 10 years ago when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, wanted to find a way to facilitate massive online collaborations in mathematics. Work on Polymath problems is done publicly, and anyone can contribute. Recently, de Grey was […]
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By: An Anti-Aging Pundit Solves a Decades-Old Math Problem – Newswire Report
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Wed, 02 May 2018 00:06:12 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-291808[…] about 10 years ago when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, wanted to find a way to facilitate massive online collaborations in mathematics. Work on Polymath problems is done publicly, and anyone can contribute. Recently, de Grey was […]
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By: An Anti-Aging Pundit Solves a Decades-Old Math Problem - Manhattan Herald
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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 22:21:43 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-291441[…] about 10 years ago when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, wanted to find a way to facilitate massive online collaborations in mathematics. Work on Polymath problems is done publicly, and anyone can contribute. Recently, de Grey was […]
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By: An Anti-Aging Pundit Solves a Decades-Old Math Problem – Kopitiam Bot
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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:21:50 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-291372[…] about 10 years ago when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, wanted to find a way to facilitate massive online collaborations in mathematics. Work on Polymath problems is done publicly, and anyone can contribute. Recently, de Grey was […]
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By: An Anti-Growing old Pundit Solves a A long time-Previous Math Drawback - TecnoMagzne: News, Reviews Tecnology
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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:33:22 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-291365[…] 10 years in the past when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician on the College of Cambridge, wished to discover a technique to facilitate huge on-line collaborations in arithmetic. Work on Polymath issues is completed publicly, and anybody can contribute. Not too long ago, de […]
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By: An Anti-Aging Pundit Solves a Decades-Old Math Problem - THE Politico Post
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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:26:15 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-291363[…] about 10 years ago when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, wanted to find a way to facilitate massive online collaborations in mathematics. Work on Polymath problems is done publicly, and anyone can contribute. Recently, de Grey was […]
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By: Decades-Old Graph Problem Yields to Amateur Mathematician – ESIST
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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:31:38 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-286045[…] about 10 years ago when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, wanted to find a way to facilitate massive online collaborations in mathematics. Work on Polymath problems is done publicly, and anyone can contribute. Recently, de Grey was […]
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By: Decades-Old Graph Problem Yields to Amateur Mathematician | Unhinged Group
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:49:27 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-284738[…] about 10 years ago when Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, wanted to find a way to facilitate massive online collaborations in mathematics. Work on Polymath problems is done publicly, and anyone can contribute. Recently, de Grey was […]
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By: The final piece of the puzzle | OUPblog
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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:32:07 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-225529[…] recently, some mathematicians have started to work in new large-scale online collaborations, and this raises all sorts of questions about how credit is assigned. When the mathematician Tim […]
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By: Yuchen Pei
https://gowers.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/is-massively-collaborative-mathematics-possible/#comment-190292
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 03:56:39 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-190292It is August 2017 and open research is still not a thing yet. I wrote a blogpost proposing a Github model and hopefully it can be of use to anyone reading this far into the comment section after scrolling through many pingback articles (and this adds to the list of the pingbacks too!): http://ypei.me/2017/08/mathematical_bazaar/
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By: Sobre la importancia del artículo de revista, la revisión científica y el impacto de la investigación | Universo Abierto
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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 01:52:21 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-153148[…] veces puede contener suficientes ideas nuevas para una docena de artículos. El original proyecto Polymath es un poderoso ejemplo de […]
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By: Introduction | First Sustainable Blog
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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 21:22:03 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-151409[…] open a discussion for a general public. A classic example of this approach is Tim Gowers, who posted in his blog a mathematical question and in a matter of days the commenters had solved it. From this case, Polymath Project, an online […]
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By: Blogging a research project? | Read Here
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:01:32 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-151046[…] the potential role of blogging in a research project. Timothy Gowers has started a very interesting blog-based mathematics project in which the blog itself serves as the medium for collaborative discovery. I started wondering […]
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By: Dr Abdul Al Lily
https://gowers.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/is-massively-collaborative-mathematics-possible/#comment-150855
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:39:54 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-150855Very interesting entry, Gowers. I have written two articles on what I call it Crowd-Authoring. You and your readers might be interested in these articles, which can be found here: https://crowdauthoring.wordpress.com/

Best,

Abdul

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By: Impact of Social Sciences – The case against the journal article: The age of publisher authority is going, going, gone — and we’ll be just fine.
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:20:37 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-148522[…] and other beside the point comments aside) peers reviewing each others contributions. The original Polymath Project is a powerful example of this. (Disclaimer: As a historian by origin I love the monograph, longue […]
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By: The case against the journal article | THE HONEST BROKER
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:20:14 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-148018[…] and other beside the point comments aside) peers reviewing each others contributions. The original Polymath Project is a powerful example of this. (Disclaimer: As a historian by origin I love the monograph, longue […]
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By: Is massively collaborative mathematics possible? | fragments
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:48:59 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-147706[…] Mathematics on the internet, polymath1. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own […]
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By: A gentle introduction to the Polymath project | fragments
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:49:52 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-147693[…] [Source: Is massively collaborative mathematics possible?] […]
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By: TVP Magazine | Rethinking Education |
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:36:54 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-146504[…] classic example of this approach is provided by Tim Gowers, who posted in his blog a mathematical question and within a matter of days, the commenters had solved it. This gave birth to the Polymath […]
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By: Proxecto Polymath: intriga, pasión e colaboración en liña no estudo dos números primos. | Suma-Te
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:28:06 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-143543[…] O Proxecto Polymath é unha iniciativa de colaboración masiva en liña surxida a raíz dunha entrada do blog de Timothy Gowers. […]
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By: NOTICIAS MATEMÁTICAS: Diario El País | EL CUADERNO DE PITÁGORAS
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:33:00 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-143295[…] se inició el proyecto Polymath, una iniciativa de colaboración masiva online nacida a raíz de una entrada del blog de Timothy Gowers. En ella, el matemático británico se preguntaba si sería posible que un nuevo modo de trabajo, […]
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By: My great WordPress blog – Econlinks
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:12:32 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-128133[…] Massively collaborative mathematics (via Terry Tao). I count myself an idealist when it comes to such ideas, just as the author of this post, and there are some well argumented points therein, but… my more recent economics background takes me back to earth. So here’s one main reason (there are others, linked particularly to the nature of problem chosen to be solved by way of such “massive collaboration”) why I think this will not work out (in Maths or any other science, for that matter, Econ included): the costs (particularly time and effort to follow such discussions, not to mention trusting the person– if at all– to monitor it all etc) would far outweigh the benefits. Unless the persons participating are far more efficient than the average (in time management & co) and, perhaps crucially, are not concerned with career building any longer… Somebody like Terry Tao perhaps, to keep it to Maths, though he does not seem overenthusiastic either :-). […]
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