It was recently said at a university that, in deciding where funds should go, it was impossible to evaluate the quality of researchers, so that they must be judged by the quantity of their research production.
A Japanese translation of my book "Number Theory: an Introduction, Carslaw Publications, 1987" has been published in September 2011 by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 2-5-5 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-8002 Japan.
I wrote a post with this name in 2009 but the matter has come to mind again. The point is whether I actually believe the new results of physics in the same way that I believe facts about the moon (for example that the distance from the centre of the earth to the moon is between 350,000 and 450,000 km).
This blog is a mixture of comments on mathematics, computer science and life in Italy. Most of the posts have come from discussions with
Nicoletta Sabadini; many were suggested by her. However as writer I take responsibility.