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Mathematics related discussionsSat, 14 Oct 2017 14:21:43 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.com/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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:24:07 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-110124[…] more than two authors. In 2009 Tim Gowers (who also set my essay topic!) raised the possibility of massively collaborative mathematics, in which an online community of mathematicians would pool their efforts on a single problem. On […]
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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:26:26 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-97497[…] covered a number interesting topics in the open science movement ranging from the Polymath Project to the Bermuda Principles. For a great distillation of the material, you can check out […]
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Mon, 05 May 2014 09:04:42 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-81256Reblogged this on Open Science Now and commented:
Timothy Gowers startte op 27 januari 2009 een discussie met de vraag: is het mogelijk om massaal, online aan een wiskundig probleem te werken en op te lossen? Hiermee zette hij de wiskundige wereld op zijn kop door aan te tonen dat wiskundig onderzoek in het openbaar kan plaatsvinden. In 7 weken tijd werd een oplossing gevonden voor het wiskundig probleem, met medewerking van onderzoekers, maar ook docenten en studenten van over de hele wereld.
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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:23:41 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-55226[…] can do everything from mapping crime to funding wacky art projects to solving the world’s toughest mathematical conundrums. But even those who tout the wisdom of crowds for tasks that can be broken up into pieces, or for […]
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:55:02 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-44628[…] to maybe get an idea/understanding, to apply OST to the some ideas expressed on this forum, grok? Is massively collaborative mathematics possible? It seems to me that, at least in theory, a different model could work: different, that is, from […]
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:57:29 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-43982[…] has been doing polymath projects for years now. It all kicked off when Gowers posted the question, is massively collaborative mathematics possible? It’s a great post full of great ideas, and it turns out the answer is a […]
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:30:10 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-43598[…] of course, if I go down the public route, it gives me another chance to try to promote the Polymathematical way of doing research, which on general grounds I think ought to be far more efficient. This is a strong additional […]
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:21:13 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-43560[…] the authors of a number of papers which have arisen as a result of the polymath project initated by Gowers. Presumably, since it is a matter of open record, one can go through and identify the participants […]
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:31:24 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-43505[…] W.T. Gowers (source: https://gowers.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/is-massively-collaborative-mathematics-possible/): […]
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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:42:52 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-42959[…] idea, that massively collaborative mathematics could be possible. Tim Gowers decide to announce an intellectual invitation on his WordPress blog, encouraging mathematicians the world over to help him openly solve a complex, unsolved problem by […]
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Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:29:22 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-41958[…] https://gowers.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/is-massively-collaborative-mathematics-possible/ […]
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:13:22 +0000http://gowers.wordpress.com/?p=251#comment-41871[…] heard about it a few years ago. It was started by mathematician Tim Gowers in a blog post titled “Is massively collaborative mathematics possible?” [2] He and Terry Tao are the leaders of the project. They’re among the world’s top […]
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