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Mochi (1)

In 1985 David Masser proposed the abc conjecture. You probably don’t want to know exactly what it is, and you certainly don’t need to for this article. But for those who are curious I give a few details at the end (under Technical Details). The important point is that after twenty years it was coming […]

Graduate professions

Arguably it is all Lionel Robbins’ fault. Lionel Robbins (1898-1984) was head of the economics department at the LSE. He wrote a highly influential report at the beginning of the 1960s advocating a massive expansion in the number of UK universities. The most astonishing part about the report, looking back at it, is how few […]