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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
comment Forcing math mode to be on the same line
@ScottH. Yes, the sloppy command is useful. I had missed that part of the question. Thanks.
Jan
4
comment Forcing math mode to be on the same line
Thanks for your answer. As you predicted, by using \colon I got a line break after the arrow, which in my opinion doesn't look good either. I'm a bit reluctant to add \nolinebreaks in the final revision, because I might always go back and change something, which would change everything... There must be a standard way to do this though: if getting line breaks that don't look good is nevertheless considered standard, I have no problem adopting it. Is it standard?
Jan
4
comment Forcing math mode to be on the same line
@ScottH. Thanks for your comment, I hadn't seen that question. However it seems as though using braces has more or less the same outcome as mbox: it just forces the stuff between the dollar signs to stay on the initial line, not to be treated as "unbreakable".
Jan
4
revised Forcing math mode to be on the same line
edited title
Jan
4
comment Forcing math mode to be on the same line
@Werner Thanks, I only plan to use it for short expressions like $f: M \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ which got broken after the ":". Your \mbox{$...$} solves this by making the whole expression stay on the first line, but that isn't exactly what I was after: I would like everything inside the dollar signs to be treated as it it were a sequence of characters with no spaces, so if it all doesn't fit on the first line, I would like it to be typeset on the line below that, adjusting spacing accordingly. Is this possible, maybe with a command in the preamble?
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