New blog

December 13, 2015

I’ve made a new blog!

I started a “coffee blog” a month or so ago but only posted once (I think I’ll bring that post over here, too). I do like the idea though, and want to write about math and my research. So this should become a place for me to do that.

Part of my impetus is that journals and traditional publication methods don’t provide a pathway for discussing failed attempts. And I think on a global scale, that can slow down progress — it’s useful to know what has been tried and why it failedOf course, we must avoid groupthink . It seems to me that some mathematicians are beginning to use blogs as an informal publication method, one in which partial progress or a lack of progress can be reported and discussed.

So, here goes. New blog.

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New blog - December 13, 2015 - Eric Hanson