OT Re: Math-embarrassment results in CS [was: Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?]

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Thu Jul 23 23:59:53 CEST 2015


Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se>:

> In a message of Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:29:28 +0300, Marko Rauhamaa writes:
>>At the time I was in college I heard topology was very fashionable
>>among mathematicians. That was because it was one of the last
>>remaining research topics that didn't yet have an application.
>
> I have a very good freind who is a knot-theorist. (Chad Musick, who
> may have proven something wonderful.) see:
> http://chadmusick.wikidot.com/knots He says there are lots of
> applications for this in the field of circuit board layouts. And most
> mathematicians accept knot-theory as part of topology.

So topology, too, is lost.


Marko


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