looking for volunteers! the idea is to start a collaborative, open source, open/network-science-based attack on the boundaries and frontiers of mathematics and computer science. esp seeking students and researchers/academics in mathematics and computer science.
just leave a reply if interested. tell a little about yourself and any more detail about what you’re interested in. (see also chat.)
two model resources for projects along these lines:
- Polymath project(s) by “DHJ Polymath”
- Reinventing discovery—the new era of networked science, by Nielsen
more recently the crack international Polymath cyberteam succeeded in dramatically improving the breakthrough/ historic Zhang twin prime result!
- Together and Alone, Closing the Prime Gap Klarreich/ Simons institute
- New equidistribution estimates of Zhang type, and bounded gaps between primes / DHJ Polymath, arxiv
- THE “BOUNDED GAPS BETWEEN PRIMES” POLYMATH PROJECT – A RETROSPECTIVE / DHJ Polymath, arxiv
these are five short dramatic accounts of two singularly notable, historic, basically successful collaborative projects launched within the last few years and which received widespread/major media and scientific attention, the Gowers DHJ theorem project and the Deolalikar proof cyberspatial group evaluation/refereeing.
- Mathematics by collaboration — The Polymath project harnesses the power of the Internet to use massive collaboration to solve a major problem in record time / by Julie Rehmeyer, ScienceNews (2009)
- Massively Collaborative Mathematics / Rehmeyer, SIAM (2010)
- A tale of a serious attempt at P≠NP by Lipton, CACM (2010)
- Crowdsourcing peer review — A claimed proof that P≠NP spurs a massive collaborative research effort Julie Rehmeyer (2010)
- Step 1: Post Elusive Proof. Step 2: Watch Fireworks / Markoff, NYT (2010)
these are two detailed scientific papers analyzing the DHJ theorem attack dynamics.