Check out any Quora question about proving things, particularly proving *basic* things, and you’ll inevitably see answers starting with the following admonishment:

*If you want to prove anything, you need to clarify what your axioms/assumptions are!*

This isn’t bad advice. It’s good. But it’s also conf...

As of right now, this is the home page[1] of Timothy Browning[2], a mathematician previously at the University of Bristol and now at IST Austria[3]. I don’t (yet) know how he was able to do it, but it’s very easy to verify: He had found three integer cubes which add up to [math]33[/math]. See for yourself[4]. (...

The Gathering for Gardner takes place next spring in Atlanta, GA. If you think I could contribute something of value, feel free to nominate me here. I’ve many ideas for things to present, do or dance.

Thank you!

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