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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Infinity Computing??

My math knowledge isn't strong enough to critique this piece from a Physics arXiv blog that claims an exact area calculation for the 'Sierpinski carpet'... but, I couldn't help having a gut feeling that 'crankery' was involved just from the way it read; and upon perusing the comments section was relieved to see many professional mathematicians seemed to agree... but, not all. An entertaining read... or, just a waste of time???

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27656/?p1=blogs

1 comment:

.mau. said...

ah, the infamous "grossone" (which in Italian means "very big", by the way). I never understood why journalists keep talking about it.