This post from the estimable "Gowers's Weblog" passed me by when it was originally published in 2012, but I saw the link on Twitter and decided to repost it here because it's still topical..

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#### How should mathematics be taught to non-mathematicians?

Michael Gove, the UK’s Secretary of State for Education, has expressed a wish to see almost all school pupils studying mathematics in one form or another up to the age of 18… 9,962 more words

#### The Princeton Companion to Mathematics, Edited by Timothy Gowers June Barrow-Green and Imre Leader, associate editors

Quoted from Princeton University Press

461 more wordsThis is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world’s leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music–and much, much more.

#### Matematica dis...umana

Che cosa significa essere un genio in matematica? Una volta una mia amica (fisica) mi raccontò di aver avuto questo dialogo con suo fratello (alunno delle elementari): 734 more words

#### Analysis by Timothy Gowers

**Why easy analysis problems are easy **

by Timothy Gowers (UK, Fields Medal 1998)

Timothy Gowers is teaching in Cambridge, he wrote the thick volume of “Princeton Math Encyclopedia.” 155 more words

#### Viscount Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize

We are very happy to let you know that Pierre Deligne was awarded the 2013 Abel Prize. As we mentioned a few years ago… 257 more words

#### Second thoughts on Gowers’ “Why I’ve joined the bad guys”

This post, coming after the “Quick reaction…“, is the second dedicated to the post “Why I’ve joined the bad guys” by Tim Gowers. 299 more words