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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

What is good mathematics?


Author: Terence Tao
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 44 (2007), 623-634
MSC (2000): Primary 00A30
Published electronically: May 2, 2007
MathSciNet review: 2338369
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Abstract: Some personal thoughts and opinions on what ``good quality mathematics'' is and whether one should try to define this term rigorously. As a case study, the story of Szemerédi's theorem is presented.


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Terence Tao
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095-1555
Email: tao@math.ucla.edu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-07-01168-8
PII: S 0273-0979(07)01168-8
Received by editor(s): February 7, 2007
Published electronically: May 2, 2007
Article copyright: © Copyright 2007 American Mathematical Society
The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.