Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The "I-Team" vs the A-Team.

From Terence Tao's Field's medal announcement:
He did this work in collaboration with four other mathematicians, James Colliander, Markus Keel, Gigliola Staffilani, and Hideo Takaoka. Together they have become known as the "I-team", where "I" denotes many different things, including "interaction"... The word "interaction" also refers to interactions among the team members, and indeed collaboration is a hallmark of Tao's work.
Consider this, from the A-Team:
I like mathematical progressions, but we're really picky about whom we work for.
Given one of the things Tao won the Fields Medal for, this is strangely appropriate.


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