Massively collaborative mathematics

@article{Gowers2009MassivelyCM,
  title={Massively collaborative mathematics},
  author={Timothy Gowers and Michael Nielsen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={461},
  pages={879-881}
}
On 27 January 2009, one of us — Gowers — used his blog to announce an unusual experiment. The Polymath Project had a conventional scientific goal: to attack an unsolved problem in mathematics. But it also had the more ambitious goal of doing mathematical research in a new way. Inspired by open-source enterprises such as Linux and Wikipedia, it used blogs and a wiki to mediate a fully open collaboration. Anyone in the world could follow along and, if they wished, make a contribution. The blogs… CONTINUE READING
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