I feel stupid. I just realized it says you like guys in your bio. I apologize. Can we be tumblr boyfriend and girlfriend?
Anonymous

Yes we can <3 :D

If you're Gay I'm upset. All of the guys I find attractive are Gay. I love Gay people but I wish some were straight. I'm not calling you Gay. I'm just wondering. I hope this doesn't sound offensive. I don't mean for it to be offensive. Oh boy I am awkward. But if your straight...I'm your girl.
Anonymous

I’m sorry, I happen to be gay <3  It’s nice of you to ask though :)

Hey, while I’m on this subject (sorry to hijack this ask), I thought I would take a moment to talk about this, as I don’t often speak openly about my sexuality on here other than what I identify as. Quick thing here, I am a romantically bi, homosexual, meaning I love the idea of relationships with anyone, but kind of reserve the whole sexual arousal thing for guys.

Now that that’s out of the way, I’m going to clear up another thing.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests to go shopping from girls in my school, as well as people who openly state that I should get into fashions (simply for my sexuality), or wonder why I don’t “act gay”.

For one, you (not you anon, I’m not directing this at you in any way <3 ) need to know that there are varying degrees of identification. They do not come with the ratio of attraction to males (e.g. the idea that bisexual males act more like males than gay males do), but are a function of the person’s personality. I identify as fully homosexual, and you know what; I have seen people genuinely surprised when I come out to them, because I don’t act or look in any way different from straight males. I do this not because I want to look and act “normal” but because I am just that, an average person; so you can see why it is frustrating to have to go through the explanation that I have no intentions of going shopping with anyone, I don’t know what colors match (I’ve worn red brown and black out of the house all at once), and that I can be gay without the “stereotypical gay voice” (I actually find it kind of off putting when people have a “stereotypical gay voice”).

questions like “I thought gay people like fashions  how can you like math if you are gay?” are actually getting on my nerves; it’s not necessarily that I find them offensive, as I know what is causing someone to ask them is just ignorance, but it’s starting to make me wonder if many people outside of the gay community actually know that there are people like me out there.

P.S. I can’t even spell fashions without auto correct. I spell it fassions.

Also, I kind of relate to this guy http://adventuresingay.tumblr.com/ <3

Do you live in the states or Europe?
Anonymous

So is that your real hair?
Anonymous

Real hair, no dye :)

You're really attractive. Just so you know. ;)
Anonymous

Aw shucks :3 you are so sweet :)

GUYS! I just had an idea of how elliptic curves could be related to ring theory questions. I might take the second half of my math class to work it out, and I’ll try and get it on here by the end of the long weekend :)

Fanmail ;-)

Hey man! I just wanted to tell you that I’ve discovered your blog today (since you reblogged a post of mine), and I really love it! :) Although I had lot of things to do, I couldn’t stop exploring your blog.

I admire how exceptionally much (for a 16 year old guy) you already know about mathematics, and the passionate way you speak about it. There’s still lots of things to learn of course, but I think you’re a very promising maths-talent :).

Personally, I’m a maths student. I’m in my second year of university now.

Of course you don’t need to answer if you don’t want to, but I think it would be nice to talk to you, so feel free to answer :).

I hope I’ll hear from you!

Christophe

(PS: Actually I wanted to send you this by ‘Fanmail’, but I couldn’t do that because I only started following you a few hours ago. So you don’t have to submit this on your blog :p)

ABC conjecture

If you would like to read the papers on the abc conjecture, there are four of them, each with different meanings. The first two set up the definitions for a new kind of math called inter-universal geometry, the third constructs objects in an inter-universal geometry setting, and the forth actually solves the problem. I urge you to check it out and see if you can read them yourselves. So far, I’m able to read the first three sentences XD

http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~motizuki/Inter-universal%20Teichmuller%20Theory%20I.pdf

http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~motizuki/Inter-universal%20Teichmuller%20Theory%20II.pdf

http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~motizuki/Inter-universal%20Teichmuller%20Theory%20III.pdf

http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~motizuki/Inter-universal%20Teichmuller%20Theory%20IV.pdf

EDIT!
Tumblr user twocubes (cool blog btw) has added to the pile of papers by providing me with the overview for the papers!

A magic spell. #mathematics #number #theory #uni

Totally bought this book when I was in Washington :D

GUYS! Okay, the math departments at Universities across the world are having a bit of an “wat are dis??” (Jenna Marbles quote) moment because of the newly given proof for the ABC conjecture.

Quick history of the problem; it was proposed by Joseph Oesterle and David Masser,and it holds so much weight, that 13 of the hardest mathematics questions to date rely on this theorem for their solution to exist. NOW FOR THE COOL PART

The ABC conjecture begins with the diophantine equation

A+B=C (pretty easy right?)

Now, the terms don’t share any common factors, meaning that if I can divide a by 2, I can’t divide b by 2.

With that in mind, I’d like to throw out some really easy to follow examples of this:

$1024+81=1105$

$125+3=128$

Let’s factor them into their prime factors to make sure they don’t have any common factors.

$2^{10}+3^4=5\times 13\times 17$

$5^3+3=2^7$

Notice the differences here, there are 14 primes on the left in the first example and 3 on the right, there are 4 primes on the left in the second example and 7 on the right.

It’s been observed that the condition in the second example occurs less frequently than that of the condition in the first example; so the second example is considered the “exception” and the first one the “rule”. (there isn’t really a way to call one the rule and the other the exception as there are infinitely many of each, but it is similar to how there are infinitely many primes, but they seem to occur “less frequently” than the composite numbers.)

From here, we define something called a radical.This isn’t the radical from math class, which means that there is a root function involved, instead, it’s defined this way:

$rad(ABC)=p(A)\times p(B)\times p(C), p(x)=p_0\times p_1...p_n$

Or incase that was too vague, the radical basically takes all of the prime factors of the numbers involved, and multiplies the distinct ones.

For instance, rad(ABC) in the first example is: 2x3x5x13x17=6630

and, rad(ABC) in the second example is: 2x3x5=30

Looking at differences again, in the first example, rad(ABC)>C, and in the second example, rad(ABC)<C.

Knowing this, we can form the statement:

$rad(ABC)^k>C, k\geq 1$

The ABC conjecture builds off of this by saying that there are an infintly many number of exceptions when k=1, and a countable number of solutions when k>1!

All that being said, the ABC conjecture could shed some new light on a deep connection between the fundamental operations of addition and multiplication, and provide us with some new mathematics, if the paper ever gets read that is.The proof provided by Shinichi Mochizuki was so complicated, that whole teams of people have given up trying to decipher it, and what’s worse, Mochizuki refuses to give a lecture on the new subject he created, or even run through the proof. It could be years before the proof is checked, and many more years until the subject that was introduced in the proof; inter-universal geometry, is ever fully explored.

Oscillate by Daniel Sierra

“Oscillate” is the title of my thesis animation done at the MFA Computer Art program in the School of Visual Arts located in New York City. My goal with “Oscillate” was to visualize waveform patterns that evolve from the fundamental sine wave to more complex patterns, creating a mesmerizing audio-visual experience in which sight and sound work in unison to capture the viewer’s attention… —Daniel Sierra.

This is the most beautiful video I have watched in most likely my whole life.

For some reason I feel so calmed now after watching this; and whether it is from the music or from the visuals, this video has really given me the spiritual experience I’ve been looking for.

I love the way the dust seems to flake off the strings as they vibrate with the noise; how complex musical aspect is without straining your brain with indecipherable melodies and rhythms; the sudden changes between movements that come with a new visual beauty to behold; and what I found the most profound, the fact that I can completely relate to the changes in music and visuals, as I go through the same abrupt mood swings every day of my life.

To give you an idea of how profound this was for me, I have a bit of  auditory-visual synesthesia, where sounds and colors are constantly interchanging in my head; and as I followed through, I slowly discovered that the creator of this video must have seen this music through the same eyes I did. The strings changed color in the same way that my brain would think to seem them turn; producing a lovely euphoria for me, where my brain no longer had to fight to see the music the way I thought it should look, as it was already displayed for me.

I’m so calm I could almost cry again, I love this so much.

Basic summary of my last two weeks in case you guys were wondering where I have been! :D Washington was great, and no, I am not as fat as I look, I was just standing with my hips out in the second one XD

You guys rock! :’)

Leave an honest opinion of me in my ask :)

Math will come soon, just need to get caught up on school work :)