tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6555947.post3226414513067858242..comments2024-09-11T05:56:17.068-06:00Comments on The Geomblog: "As good as your best result"Suresh Venkatasubramanianhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15898357513326041822noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6555947.post-63649213264845155382007-11-09T15:40:00.000-07:002007-11-09T15:40:00.000-07:00His proof of the Bieberbach conjecture was not wit...<I>His proof of the Bieberbach conjecture was not without some initial skepticism from other mathematicians, because of some earlier false starts. However, it was soon seen as correct, and has opened up new areas of mathematics as well.</I><BR/><BR/>This is off by a mile. The "proof" was composed of a large sequence of mostly false statements. A russian group of mathematicians went through it with great care, and in the end turned out that the little bit that was left after removing all those errors was enough to prove Bieberbach's conjecture!<BR/><BR/>There was so little structure in the original outline, and so much wrong that some mathematicians have described the approach in very unflatering terms.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com