Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

topsquark

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Hmmmm... Alexander the Great would have just cut it. (Heck, she even mentions a guy named "Gordon" for Heaven's sake!)

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I was absolutely taken aback by this negative result. Almost fifty years ago, I had just finish a six straight year study taking a PhD. I was burned out, my wife was headed to the University of Manchester, U.K., school of education as a Fulbright in art education. So I joined her and took up the study of the analytic philosophy of religion with David Palian. But to keep one foot in mathematics I taught myself knot theory. I remember working on the Conway Knot Problem. I am completely stunned at the negative result. I could not tell from these notices if John lived long enough to see the result?
 

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… I remember working on the Conway Knot Problem. I am completely stunned at the negative result …
Humbling, no doubt.

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I am completely stunned at the negative result.
As the absolute value operator once said, focus on the positives!

(Okay okay! I'll stop!)

-Dan
 

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I did not even know that Conway passed away. That is sad.
 

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