## Timothy Gowers

Tim Gowers is the 2015 recipient of the Joseph Priestley Award at Dickinson College.

He will visit campus March 26 and 27, 2015, and he will give a public lecture on March 26 at 7:00 in the Stern Center Great Room

Below we have links to items written by and about Tim Gowers.

### General

- Tim Gowers’s personal web page
- His Wikipeadia entry
- His biography at the MacTutor History of Math Archive
- His mathematical genealogy
- His Fields medal citation
- His blog
- His Google+ feed

### Books, Articles, and Presentations for General Audiences

*Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction*(*Oxford University Press,*2002)*Princeton Companion to Mathematics*(*Princeton University Press,*2008)- Video (one hour): "The Importance of Mathematics" (2000)
- "Rough Structure and Classification" (downloadable ps version) (
*Visions in Mathematics*, 2000) - "Does
mathematics need a philosophy?" (
*18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematics*, 2006) - "The two cultures of mathematics" (
*Mathematics: Frontiers and Perspectives*, 2000) - "How do IMO Problems Compare with Research Problems?" (
*An Invitation to Mathematics,*2011) - "Is mathematics discovered or invented?" (
*Best Writing on Mathematics 2012*) - "A continuous path from high school calculus to university analysis" (
*Best Writing on Mathematics 2012*) - "What can pure mathematics offer to society?" (
*Albert Einstein Memorial Lectures*, 2012) - "Vividness in mathematics and narrative" (
*Circles disturbed: The interplay of mathematics and narrative*, 2012) - On his personal website: short items on algebra, analysis, geometry, logic, set theory, number theory, probability, and other topics. The items "contain ideas that I have come across in one way or another and wish I had been told as an undergraduate."

### Research Articles

Gowers has some of his publications on his website along with short summaries. View all of his scholarly publications at MathSciNet. Here are links to some of his publications.

- "A Solution to Banach’s Hyperplane Problem" (Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1993)
- "The
unconditional basic sequence problem" (
*Journal of the AMS*, 1993) - "Recent results in the theory of infinite-dimensional Banach spaces" (
*Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians 1994,*1995) - "Banach
spaces with small spaces of operators" (
*Mathematische Annalen*, 1997) - "Lower bounds of tower type for Szemerédi's uniformity lemma" (
*Geometric and Functional Analysis*, 1997) - "A
New Proof of Szemerédi’s Theorem for Arithmetic Progressions of Length Four"
(
*Geometric and Functional Analysis*, 1998) - "A New Proof of Szemerédi’s Theorem" (
*Geometric and Functional Analysis*, 2001) - "An Infinite
Ramsey Theorem and Some Banach-Space Dichotomies" (
*Annals of Mathematics*, 2002) - "Quasirandomness, Counting and Regularity for
3-Uniform Hypergraphs"
(
*Combinatorics, Probability and Computing*, 2006) - "Hypergraph regularity and the multidimensional Szemerédi theorem"
(
*Annals of Mathematics*, 2007) - "Quasirandom groups" (
*Combinatorics, Probability and Computing*, 2008) - "A fully automatic problem solver with human-style output" (2013)

### The Polymath Project

- "Massively collaborative mathematics" (
*Nature,*2009) - "Polymath and The Density Hales-Jewett Theorem" (
*An Irregular Mind*, 2010) - Gowers's blog post that started the Polymath project (and his blog posts tagged as polymath)
- The Polymath wiki
- The Polymath blog
- Wikipedia's entry on the Polymath project
- Gowers's Tricki "a Wiki-style site that is intended to develop into a large store of useful mathematical problem-solving techniques"

### Elsevier Boycott

- His blog posts tagged as Elsevier
- The Cost of Knowledge website (where ~15,000 academics pledged to boycott Elsevier)
- The Cost of Knowledge Wikipedia page
- Google+ posts tagged as #Elsevier (by Gowers and others)

*The Guardian**The New York Times**Nature**The Open Access Working Group*- SPARC (an interview with Gowers)