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Saturday, April 3rd 2010 we will meet in the LearnCentral public Elluminate room at 11am Pacific /2pm Eastern time.
Please be advised that the US is already on Summer time, unlike many other countries.
MathOveflow is young (started in 2009) and active community of research mathematicians and graduate students. MathOverflow's primary goal is for users to ask and answer
research level math questions
, the sorts of questions you come across when you're writing or reading articles or graduate level books. Of course, individual questions don't have to be worthy of an article, and they don't have to be about new mathematics. A typical example is, "Can this hypothesis in that theorem be relaxed in this way?"
One of the founders and community moderators, Anton Geraschenko, will talk about the idea, what it took to start the community, and share some amazing stories of research collaboration happening through the site.
We will also discuss QA sites as a rapidly growing social media platform type, and opportunities it provides for mathematics and mathematics education. This diagram, from StackOveflow site, explains some of the excitement:
I'm a grad student in the UC Berkeley math department. I'm interested primarily in algebraic geometry and representation theory.
I'm the administrator for Math Overflow. You can contact me at
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