Posts Tagged ‘tedhill’

How to Publish Counterexamples in 1 2 3 Easy Steps

May 21, 2010

I found some time to look over recent issues of Notices of AMS and I noticed a letter from Theodore P. Hill, a mathematician from Georgia Tech. The letter led me to read his article “How to Publish Counterexamples in 1 2 3 Easy Steps”. It’s a story that starts when he found errors in a mathematical paper that he got for review and traced those errors to a previously published article in Notices and ends almost two years later in pretty much a complete failure to cause any public admission of the problem and correction from the authors. (more…)