Dec0604
  dickweed: Hey a Swedish player for player of the day, very nice, just looked at his rather straightforward(?) victory over Karpov from 1980, that's a nice scalp 

Jul2705   Stefan Lukke: So that's twice now Ernst has been player of the day. Is the selection random then <chessgames.com>? 

Jul2705
  alexmagnus: I hope it´s not random otherwise Lance Darling will become player of the day someday...:) 

Apr2706   babakova: I have heard that Mr Ernst is a rather eccentric fellow. For instance there was a tv show about chess in sweden like 10 years ago (snilledrag) and Ernst was the only one of the participating grandmasters who refused to give vocal commentary to his games. He didnt like the idea of having his voice recorded or something like that. 

Apr2706
  offramp: <dickweed: Hey a Swedish player for player of the day, very nice, just looked at his rather straightforward(?) victory over Karpov from 1980, that's a nice scalp> I wonder what game that refers to? 

Apr2706
  acirce: The White player in M Karp vs T Ernst, 1980 was mistakenly given as Karpov at first. <babakova> Yes, I guess he is a bit eccentric. I've met and talked with him a few times at tournaments. Btw, he has a rather special voice, so maybe that was the reason he didn't want it recorded. He's also a mathematician. His dissertation a few years ago was about qcalculus, whatever that is. 

Apr2706
  offramp: Qcalculus is the study of the sinusoidal pattern of voicewaves. 

Jan1107
  Cyphelium: At a tournament a few years back (which I think Acirce played in too, BTW), Ernst and I had a cup of coffee at the same time in the café. As I happened to read Singh's book about Fermat's theorem, Ernst approached me. He produced a thick bunch of a4:s, which must have been said thesis or something related to it. It was page up and page down of algebra. He proudly showed it to me. I said something like "uh...how nice". I also remember him telling me that they had to get an 80 year old fellow from India to fly to Sweden to act as his opponent at the dissertation, because noone else could evaluate this particular work. Then he wanted to know if I was into mathematics. When I told him 'no', he looked very disappointed and immediatly stopped talking to me. 

Oct3107   xeroxmachine: Here is an old article about him and its all in swodish: http://info.uu.se/press.nsf/pm/en.v... 

Oct3107   FHBradley: This is Thomas's abstract:
<In qcalculus we are looking for qanalogues of mathematical objects, which have the original object as limits when q tends to 1. qCalculus has wideranging applications in analytic number theory and theoretical physics. The main topic of the thesis is the invention of the tilde operator and the renaissance of the qaddition. There are two types of qaddition, the WardAlSalam qaddition and the Hahn qaddition. The first is both commutative and associative, while the second is neither. This is one of the reasons why sometimes more than one qanalogue exist. These two operators form the basis of the method which unites hypergeometric series and qhypergeometric series and which gives many formulas of qcalculus a natural form reminding directly of their classical origin. This method is reminiscent of Heine, who mentioned the case where one parameter in a qhypergeometric series is plus infinity. The qaddition is the natural way to extend addition to the qcase as is shown when restating addition formulas for qtrigonometric functions. We give a more lucid definition of the qdifference operator. A new notation for powers of q reminding of the exponential function is given. A qTaylor formula with remainder term expressed as qintegral is proved.> Well done, Thomas!
<We present a new expression for generalized Vandermonde determinants, and thus for the Schur function. We also obtain an equivalence relation on the set of all generalized Vandermonde determinants. We find a more general expression for the Vandermonde determinant. We show the connection to a determinant of Flowe and Harris and to the solution of difference and qdifference equations with constant coefficients.> 

Oct3107
  Cyphelium: <FHBradley> You know, you could make it all up and I would not be able to tell the difference. =) 

Aug1708   ravel5184: Hipy papy bthuthdth thuthda bthuthdy! 

Nov1708   BIDMONFA: Thomas Ernst ERNST, Thomas
http://www.bidmonfa.com/ernst_thoma...
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Jun1909
  WannaBe: Q (or Quantum) Calculus, for those CG.com member(s) who specializes in math and/or physics and are able to explain them... =) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantu...
I never gotten further than diffy Q... (Differential Equations) 

Jun1909   myschkin: . . .
<WannaQ> may I introduce http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquar... ... ʎoɾuǝ 

Jun1909   WhiteRook48: oh look he's player of the day again 

Aug1710
  wordfunph: his victims include GMs Hillarp Persson, Larsen, Bagirov, Adianto, Geller, Sadler, Adams, Westerinen, Shirov, Gausel, Vaganian, Browne, Jansa, Xu Jun, Alburt, Plaskett, Hebden, Kouatly, and Portisch. quite an accomplished GM! 

Sep2711
  FSR: It's a shame that this guy hasn't played anyone named Young. 

Jun1912
  FSR: He's 11 days younger than I am. 

Aug1715   Serbon91: this is what I call a genius! 
