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The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 24–25 | Cite as

To the Fields Medal Committee

  • Colin Adams
Mathematically Bent Colin Adams, Editor

Department of Mathematics

School of Horticulture

Central State University of the East

January 27, 2018

Fields Medal Committee

Fields Institute

222 College St.

Toronto, ON M53 TJ1

To whom it may concern,

This letter is to officially offer my candidacy for the Fields medal. I want you to know that I would be very honored to receive this award.

And before jumping to any conclusions about my self-nomination, rest assured that I am fully aware I am an unusual choice for the medal, given my extremely limited research credentials. But allow me to elaborate on the reasons why you should give me a serious look.

First of all, you need to make sure that medal award winners represent the wide diversity of areas in mathematics. You have certainly covered many. Algebra? Yes. Topology? Yes. Logic? Number Theory? Analysis? Yes. Flower arranging? No. This is a critical and growing subfield of combinatorics, and not once has the Fields medal committee deemed to honor it with an award. It is time to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Williams CollegeWilliamstownUSA

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