I thank Ed Dean for linking to the Fun-post, Chandan for correcting the misspellings and Georges for the kind words. I agree with Georges that a cut© of a blogpost-quoted text does not require a link to that post (though it is always much appreciated). It is rewarding to see these old posts getting a second chance…

I wish you all a lot of mathematical (and other) fun in 2011 :: lieven.

]]>Let no one add a circumflex on the “u” of “eut”: “aprÃ¨s que” is followed by the indicative, not the conjunctive. The conjunctive IS often used nowadays, though. Probably because of a false analogy with “avant que”, which is indeed followed by the conjunctive. The classical rule follows the flawless logic that the past is certain but not the future (maybe medieval grammarians knew quantum mechanics ?)

Happy New Year to you, Lieven, and to all those who have the good taste to read your blog.

]]>Perhaps you took the bold sentence on F_un mathematics as a mission statement of this blog (I’d wish it were…) but then i didnt express myself well. When i say ‘F_un mathematics’ in such a context i mean the collective work of all people interested in the field with one element. Perhaps we should change the title of this blog to CNPUC (ceci n’est pas un corps) anyway, as some people already do.

So, please go on writing exciting posts teaching ‘us mathematicians’ the connections between the RH and physics!]]>