To the Fields Medal Committee

To the Fields Medal Committee Colin Adams, Editor Mathematically Bent To the Fields Medal Committee COLIN ADAMS Department of Mathematics School of Horticulture Central State University of the East The proof is in the pudding. January 27, 2018 Fields Medal Committee Fields Institute 222 College St. Toronto, ON M53 TJ1 To whom it may concern, Opening a copy of The Mathematical Intelligencer you may ask yourself uneasily, ‘‘What is this his letter is to officially offer my candidacy for the Fields medal. I want you to know that I would be very anyway—a mathematical journal, or what?’’ Or T honored to receive this award. you may ask, ‘‘Where am I?’’ Or even ‘‘Who am I?’’ And before jumping to any conclusions about my self- This sense of disorientation is at its most acute when nomination, rest assured that I am fully aware I am an unusual choice for the medal, given my extremely limited you open to Colin Adams’s column. research credentials. But allow me to elaborate on the rea- Relax. Breathe regularly. It’s mathematical, it’s a sons why you should give me a serious look. humor column, and it may even be harmless. First of all, you need to make sure that medal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Mathematical Intelligencer Springer Journals

To the Fields Medal Committee

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Mathematics; Mathematics, general; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics; Mathematical Methods in Physics; Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation; Mathematical and Computational Engineering
ISSN
0343-6993
eISSN
1866-7414
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00283-018-9783-9
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Colin Adams, Editor Mathematically Bent To the Fields Medal Committee COLIN ADAMS Department of Mathematics School of Horticulture Central State University of the East The proof is in the pudding. January 27, 2018 Fields Medal Committee Fields Institute 222 College St. Toronto, ON M53 TJ1 To whom it may concern, Opening a copy of The Mathematical Intelligencer you may ask yourself uneasily, ‘‘What is this his letter is to officially offer my candidacy for the Fields medal. I want you to know that I would be very anyway—a mathematical journal, or what?’’ Or T honored to receive this award. you may ask, ‘‘Where am I?’’ Or even ‘‘Who am I?’’ And before jumping to any conclusions about my self- This sense of disorientation is at its most acute when nomination, rest assured that I am fully aware I am an unusual choice for the medal, given my extremely limited you open to Colin Adams’s column. research credentials. But allow me to elaborate on the rea- Relax. Breathe regularly. It’s mathematical, it’s a sons why you should give me a serious look. humor column, and it may even be harmless. First of all, you need to make sure that medal

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Published: Feb 6, 2018

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