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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.


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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Multiple aligning symbols
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comment Multiple aligning symbols
@egreg Thanks :D I didn't paste the part of code I was working on because it is quite long, and what I wanted to achieve is really similar to the numerical example I wrote. Basically I wanted to write a list, aligning each element of the list vertically, and expanding each one into a series of equations. If I just used align, and & for the = signs then the elements of the list (in this case 1, 4, 7) wouldn't be aligned any more.
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comment Multiple aligning symbols
@PeterGrill Yes, thank you! I guess alignat is what I was looking for. Does anybody know where to find documentations for this environment (I still don't quite understand it from the example).
May
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comment Multiple aligning symbols
I had heard of alignat but it doesn't seem to have multiple symbols and I also couldn't find the documentation. If someone answers the question using alignat to show me how to write my (stupid) example I would be very grateful :D
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awarded  Student
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asked Multiple aligning symbols
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