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mathematical reputations based on erroneous work
Posted:
Oct 5, 2011 9:31 PM


As an undergraduate math student I once overheard a conversation relating to someone whose mathematical reputation was ruined due to an erroneous published theorem. I am writing a book in which I wish to make the assertion that mathematics is a social endeavor and cannot reliably be done in isolation.
Can anyone help me support my thesis? Placing the subject of this message into Google, I obtained a null result.



