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"We do not 'risk' sliding down toward such standards; we have reached them." (S. Lang)
This is an essay (PDF, PS) in which I try to express my fear about the establishment of a culture of publishing, where no one is willing to take responsibility for the correctness of mathematics, and readers finding mistakes in published proofs are stamped as outcasts, because they are deemed to target the reputation of authors and journals.
A summary appeared in the June/July 2010 Notices of the AMS, Letters to the Editor.
As a respectable senior puts it: "... don't be so hard on the mathematical careerists. They're not as smart as you and must be held to a lower standard."
For more recent photos, you may check out my flickr page.
15224980, Thistlethwaite's achiral 15 crossing knot. Here I announced the construction of amphicheiral knots of all odd crossing numbers
A 21(?) crossing knot for which Morton's conjectured inequality fails. (See here for explanation.)
My attitude toward my webpage is (and it therefore looks) like this of many other mathematicians: I would love to have a much nicer one, but spending time on it is one of my last priorities. In particular, while I update this page from time to time, some parts may still be hopelessly outdated.