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Master's student in Florence, Italy, currently on an ERASMUS program at FU Berlin. My main interest is Algebraic Topology. I wrote my bachelor degree project on Morse Theory. Here are some of my favourite quotes:

  • "To ask the right question is harder than to answer it." - Georg Cantor

  • "Reductio ad absurdum, which Euclid loved so much, is one of a mathematician's finest weapons. It is a far finer gambit than any chess gambit: a chess player may offer the sacrifice of a pawn or even a piece, but a mathematician offers the game." (G. H. Hardy)

  • "We say that a proof is beautiful when it gives away the secret of the theorem, when it leads us to perceive the inevitability of the statement being proved." (Giancarlo Rota)

  • "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." (Alfréd Rényi)

  • "Mathematicians may turn coffee into theorems, but with an american coffee the most you'll get out of me is a lemma." (a Professor at my university)

  • A topologist is someone who can't tell his ass from a hole in the ground, but can tell his ass from two holes in the ground.


Jan
4
asked Forcing math mode to be on the same line
Jan
4
comment Move QED symbol to the left, i.e. at the end of the sentence
@henrique Thanks a lot, it works!
Jan
4
comment Move QED symbol to the left, i.e. at the end of the sentence
For some reason I get an error message saying that "I can't use unskip in vertical mode" when I use the code \renewcommand{\qed}{\unskip\nobreak\quad\qedsymbol}%, when using an align enviroment inside the proof environment.
Jan
3
accepted problem with align
Jan
3
comment problem with align
Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for. I didn't know you could use one environment inside the other. Accepted!
Jan
3
comment problem with align
But now the aligned equations aren't centered as they were before.
Jan
3
comment problem with align
But I wanted to put my short remark in a shortintertext to avoid losing a lot of space. Perhaps there is no way to avoid alignign equations starting from the first line in the align environment...
Jan
3
comment problem with align
Thanks for your answer. The point, however, is that I don't want the part after the short remark to be aligned with anything above. I would like the first line to have its own natural spacing and would like to start aligning stuff after that, which is what happens if I use two separate align environments.
Jan
3
asked problem with align
May
26
comment How to include concluding remarks in my paper
BTW if you do have any personal preferences and suggestions, I would be very interested!
May
26
comment How to include concluding remarks in my paper
@Caramadir If you have suggestions on how to word this, and future questions better, I'm eager to know. Also, thaks for the edits.
May
26
comment How to include concluding remarks in my paper
@egreg Yes, that's true, but my remarks aren't introductory comments. The paper is about Intuitionism in the Philosophy of Mathematics, and I would like to conclude with some considerations on how Intuitionism has failed to provide an acceptable solution to the foundational crisis; for these comments I need to make explicit reference to results which have come up throughout the text.
May
26
awarded  Commentator
May
26
comment How to include concluding remarks in my paper
Thanks a lot, I guess this is the best alternative.
May
26
accepted How to include concluding remarks in my paper
May
25
comment How to include concluding remarks in my paper
@egreg They really should go at the end, because they explicitly refer to things that came up throughout the whole text.
May
25
asked How to include concluding remarks in my paper
May
23
accepted a couple of questions on xy-pic
May
23
comment a couple of questions on xy-pic
Thanks, this is what I was looking for! I hadn't thought of adjusting the interrow and intercolumn spacing.
May
23
asked a couple of questions on xy-pic