Born and lived first twenty years in Stockholm.Then Ph.D. studies in mathematics at Yale University. Now working at the University of Geneva, and part time at Uppsala University, with research and teaching of mathematics. Geometry, probability, graphs and number theory are my main interests. Outside of mathematics, I am interested in the arts: music, film, literature, theater, painting etc. In music I admire many of the great ones in classical music, jazz and hip-hop. In literature I am particularly fascinated by Shakespeare and Dante.
Probably you have some specific thing in mind, otherwise the natural answer would be that experts are good for collective intelligence. I am worried about collective stupidity (like electing for president a person totally unfit to be president) and misinformation, such as fake-news. Since this weekend this also goes under the name “alternative facts”. Education […]
I think the question refers to an experiment begun in 2009, initiated by Cambridge professor Tim Gowers, and still active (https://polymathprojects.org) in research mathematics. This initiative is called polymath projects, which is a wordplay on the word polymath. The idea is to make a “massive” collaborative effort with anyone in the world being invited to […]