Mathematician’s anger over his unread 500-page proof

Mathematician’s anger over his unread 500-page proof
by Jacob Aron

“From the point of view of achieving an effective solution to this sort of problem, the most essential stumbling block lies not so much in the need for the acquisition of new knowledge, but rather in the need for researchers (i.e., who encounter substantial difficulties in their study of IUTeich and related topics) to deactivate the thought patterns that they have installed in their brains and taken for granted for so many years and then to start afresh, that is to say, to revert to a mindset that relies only on primitive logical reasoning, in the style of a student or a novice to a subject.”
– Shinichi Mochizuki

From New Scientist

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