A 2012 Survey
Questions we must ask
The Harrisburg Pennsylvanian, a newspaper, conducted one of the earliest political polls. Their poll in 1824 correctly showed Andrew Jackson leading John Quincy Adams by 335 votes to 169 in the contest for the United States Presidency.
Today I want to discuss the future of GLL, since 2012 is potentially a special year.
Note and is a prime number. The actually. I have no idea what this has to do with the 2012 predictions, but I thought noting it’s a sizable prime multiplied by a power of 2 would add to the mix.
The questions are all about what famous mathematicians would be doing in 2012, with one exception.
Have a great New Year celebration. Be safe and ready for a great new year.
[Expanded poll’s “Other” option to allow saying what your own favorite historical mathematician would be doing in 2012—e.g. as prompted by Gaurav in comments, Ramanujan:Creating numerical formulas for instances of #P functions; tweaked wording]