Tuesday, October 24, 2006

There's hope for me

From the text for the complex variables course I'm taking:

Ordinarily, modern advances in the theory of complex variables for problems that are of a level comprehensible to readers of this book are extremely rare. A remarkable exception occurred in the year 1984--within the lifetime of many readers--for it was then that a relatively obscure mathematician at Purdue University, Louis de Branges, published his solution of a famous unsolved problem in functions of a complex variable: the Bieberbach conjecture...He was 54 years old at the time of his breakthrough, an age at which most mathematicians are beyond their best work...

(p. 259, Complex Variables with Applications, A. David Wunsch)


So maybe I will be able to write that proof!

8 comments:

Harvey said...

*stops by*

*steals a drumstick*

*sneaks away*

Harvey said...

*taps foot impatiently waiting for a new post... or another drumstick*

Harvey said...

*twiddles thumbs*

Harvey said...

*looks around room*

*notices cobweb*

*brushes it off the wall*

Harvey said...

*shakes hand vigorously in futile attempt to remove cobweb*

Harvey said...

*surreptitiously wipes hand on back of curtain*

Harvey said...

*gets out vacuum cleaner to get cobweb off curtain*

Harvey said...

*notices lack of suction on vacuum cleaner*