Polymath 12: Rota’s Basis Conjecture

Polymath 12 has just recently launched, and the topic is Rota’s Basis Conjecture!  See this guest post by Jan Draisma for information on Rota’s Basis Conjecture.

The polymath projects are a sort of mathematical experiment proposed by Tim Gowers to see if massively collaborative mathematics is possible.  The proposed proof proceeds via a sequence of public comments on a blog.  The general idea is to blurt out whatever idea comes into your head to allow for rapid public dissemination.

Polymath 12 is hosted by Timothy Chow and you can click here to follow the progress or to contribute.

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