2010-08-14

One more Indian does it !

Same old story. Just a different person. Prof E C G Sudarshan, a world famous physicist, originally from Kerala, India, now in the USofA (where else ?), wins a major award -- the Dirac Medal, for his contributions to theoretical physics. He shares this honour with another physicist (Nicola Cabibo).

Sir, congrats. We are proud of you.

partha

Disaster recovery

Genius is not about how you avoid disasters, it is about how you recover from them. I came to understand this saying, only after I found a way out of the recent crisis about "the Professor's website" at webs.com. I found a rather clever way to work around the gagging of this website.

You can now visit "the Professor's website at ::
http://www.freewebs.com/profpartha

Reminds me of a nightmarish crisis a few weeks ago when Google decided to block my google account. I felt devstated, but I managed to recover.

These things happen when we look for free services.

Amen,

partha

2010-08-13

What is my IP ? And what is an IP ?

Found yet another interesting and useful site. this site tells you your IP, and gives a whole lot of info related to IP and traffic in the Internet. Try the site::
http://www.whatismyip.com/

and follow the various links.

partha

The Prof' site is still down...bloccked..shot dead

But there is a work around. Try::

http://www.freewebs.com/profpartha/index.htm

Links may not work, if they point to profpartha.webs.com/somefile.htm

Sorry for this nuisance. Hope the hosts solve the problem soon.

partha

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2010-08-12

http://www.profpartha.webs.com/ is down -- why ?

Not just me, everyone from India is facing this problem. The web host says that the ISP (BSNL ?) or someone enroute is blocking all access from India. Why ? How can we remedy this ?

Read the full report at ::
http://getsatisfaction.com/webs/topics/india_problems_seeing_your_site_read_this_first?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=widget_webs


partha

http://www.profpartha.webs.com/ is down

My website at http://www.profpartha.webs.com/
seems to be down for the past few days. Please bear with me till it comes back online.

partha

Recognising a rare breed.....

It is a surprising fact of life that there are very few women mathematicians. In a search I did some years ago (pre- W-w-web days), I had to spend a lot of effort and ended up locating just two of them. Now, I presume, it would be easier to locate women who can compare or excel men in mathematics. Here is an opportunity to meet some of them ::
http://www.iitk.ac.in/icwm2010/index.html

You will of course have to come to Hyderabad, my city, if you want to meet them. You can be my guest.


partha

P=NP

My last post was about the recent achievement by an Indian mathematician to solve the P=NP? riddle. I did a Google search which threw up 30 results. Of these almost a dozen were from Germany (or in German), a few in Russian, and a few were newspaper reports. Of course, there was none from any mathematical research institute from India. This explains why Mr. Deolalikar lives in USA.

Mr. Vinay Deolalikar, if you are reading this blog, please be convinced that there are some Indians (although very few), living in India, who recognise and appreciate your efforts. Congrats to you Sir. We salute you.


partha

An Indian in America ... does it again

A mathematician of Indian origin (Vinay Deolalikar), settled, as expected in the USofA, has done something extraordinary. The P=NP ? conundrum has vexed mathematicians ever since it was introiduced. It was introduced in 1971 by Stephen Cook in his paper "The complexity of theorem proving procedures", and is considered by many to be the most important problem in the field of mathematics. The problem definition/statement itself is not easy to grasp. And now, a young Indian, breaks this mystery and comes with the answer (a NO).

I did a Google search "P=NP Deolalikar" and got 30 results. You can read about this achievement at::

http://www.livemint.com/2010/08/10230113/Indian-scientist-offers-proof.html?h=E


The paper still needs to be published in a major refereed journal and then be “generally accepted” by the mathematical community within two years of publication for Deolalikar to collect his Clay prize.

But experts have agreed, after preliminary readings, that his paper is an effort worthy of study.

Stephen Cook, who has written the official description of the P=NP problem for the Clay Institute, has called it “a relatively serious claim to have solved P vs NP”.

There is also a wiki page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P_versus_NP_problem whih explains the P=NP problem.

Take a look.

partha

PS:: The "International Congress of Mathematicians 2010", the world's biggest maths conference will be held in Hyderabad next week. See :: http://www.icm2010.org.in/

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2010-08-09

More Latex

I have uploaded one more LaTeX tutorial/demo document, to my "downloadables" site ::


http://www.profpartha.webs.com/publications/downloadables.htm


In this site, you get a lot of downloadable material.

Take a look, and get in touch,

partha