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Groundbreaking mathematical theories from a relatively unknown man

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Langlands, a Canadian, is one of the world’s great mathematicians. His universe is the outer limits of pure mathematics, a rarefied realm where abstract objects exist, infinity is corralled and symmetry reigns.

In 1967, as a young professor at Princeton University, he revolutionized the ancient discipline. He discovered patterns in highly esoteric objects called automorphic forms and motives, and he restructured mathematics with two dazzling theories.

They indicated what mathematician Edward Frenkel calls “the source code of all mathematics,” and are credited with linking math’s main branches — number theory (once called arithmetic), harmonic analysis, which includes calculus, and geometry.

Russian-born mathematician Edward Frenkel, a math superstar and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, calls Canadian Robert Langlands "a modern-day Einstein." (Elizabeth Lippman)

To mathematicians, this is mind-blowing stuff. The branches deal with completely different things: number theory is about, yes, numbers, harmonic analysis studies motion and geometry deals with shapes. They may as well be different planets.

“Suddenly, you have a teleportation device that enables you to go — boom — from one place to another,” says Frenkel, a Russian-born mathematician at the University of California at Berkeley, describing the math-warping impact of Langlands’ conjectures....


Canadian Robert Langlands is 'like a modern-day Einstein,' who has devoted his life to the limits of pure mathematics
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"I, too, am one of these angry westerners ... We may love Canada but Canada does not love us ... Let's make (Alberta) strong enough that the rest of the country is afraid to threaten us." - Report Newsmagazine, December 2000.
In 2003, the Tories began the process of compiling a 500-page dossier of potentially damaging remarks by Stephen Harper. The thick binder of material, obtained by the Liberals, is a treasure trove of controversial Harper quotes, listed alphabetically by subject matter. It covers everything from ...
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Literature is all about metaphors--analogies. One thing is like another. Much of literature works by saying, "This thing is like this other thing." In secondary world stories, how do you handle metaphors?
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Canada is hardly Venezuela, whose oil-dependent economy is expected to contract by 7% this year. But falling prices of crude oil will inevitably affect the world's fifth-largest producer. Growth is shifting from the oil-producing west back to the traditional economic heartland. Political power could shift with it http://econ.st/1zIx9Dx
“THE oil industry isn’t remotely the entire Canadian economy,” declared the prime minister, Stephen Harper, on January 22nd. That is not a startling statement....
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Mental disorders and drug and alcohol abuse account for 7.4% of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Together they result in more DALYs than diabetes, HIV or tuberculosis, and about as many as cancer. Depression and anxiety peak for young adults, causing around 11m lost years of healthy life in the 20- to 24-year-old age group globally. Little wonder many turn to drugs, which peaks at about those ages too http://econ.st/1EuN9KM #econarchive (2013)
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If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work. Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as...
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WOULD YOU EAT THESE?

For thousands of years humans have been *G*enetically *M*odifying *O*rganisms to make them more appetizing. This is what would have happened to some of our favorite food items if our ancestors had not GMed them!
Click image for larger version Ever wonder how your food would be without any human intervention over the course of agriculture history? For thousands of
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  • University of British Columbia
    Economics, 2012 - present
  • University of Victoria
    High Energy Physics, 2007 - 2010
  • University of PEI
    Math; Physics, 2002 - 2003
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