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|Nov-06-10|| ||Shams: <Sastre> I find it amusing that in his bio on this page it states "In 2004 he won the World Problem Solving Championship." Doesn't he win it pretty much every year he enters?|
|Nov-06-10|| ||Sastre: According to Wikipedia he also won it in 2004 and 2007.|
|Dec-01-10|| ||anandrulez: http://kottke.org/10/03/magnus-carl...-|
championSPIEGEL: How that?
Carlsen: At the age of 15, Nunn started studying mathematics in Oxford; he was the youngest student in the last 500 years, and at 23 he did a PhD in algebraic topology. He has so incredibly much in his head. Simply too much. His enormous powers of understanding and his constant thirst for knowledge distracted him from chess.
|Dec-01-10|| ||M.D. Wilson: Broken link|
|Apr-25-11|| ||haydn20: <HeMateMe> I think you are confusing Hilbert spaces with H-spaces (named after the mathematician Hopf). H-spaces are used in the study of group representations. Hilbert spaces have, as you note, numerous apps because their structure admits doing calculus. H-spaces don't have that kind of structure.|
|Apr-25-11|| ||SamAtoms1980: Happy birthday!
Keep puzzling and perplexing us every Christmas!
|Apr-25-11|| ||wordfunph: In "John Nunn's Best Games", GM Nunn did not include his win against Karpov at Rotterdam 1989 because Karpov committed a serious error in time-trouble.|
happy birthday Doc!
|Apr-25-11|| ||HeMateMe: One of the better authors in chess, may you get a star named after you.|
|Apr-25-11|| ||MaxxLange: And get a haircut, you look like my Granny|
|Apr-25-11|| ||haydn20: PS I can't find anything about current math activity. He seems to be pretty fully occupied with chess. He is doing data-mining for chess table-bases, which is applied math in a way.|
|Aug-22-11|| ||Blunderdome: Today's QOTD:
"I am constantly astonished at how often tournament organisers invite noted draw specialists to their event, and then throw up their hands in horror at the number of quick draws that ensue." - John Nunn
But, he has 211 draws in 20 moves or less in the database. That's over 13% of his games.
Does he consider himself one of the noted specialists?
|Aug-22-11|| ||whiteshark: Thanks, <Blunderdome>!|
Who would have thought it?
Always suspect those who scream the loudest ... :D
|Aug-22-11|| ||perfidious: <wordfunph: In "John Nunn's Best Games", GM Nunn did not include his win against Karpov at Rotterdam 1989 because Karpov committed a serious error in time-trouble...>|
I'll bet Reshevsky would have, though-victories over the very strongest players appeared to be a chief criterion in his selection of games.
<HeHateMe> Nunn is an outstanding author and anything of his is worth reading.
|Aug-22-11|| ||wordfunph: i read somewhere that John Nunn's most irritating opponent was a German who ate sausage at the board, funny lol!|
|Aug-25-11|| ||hedgeh0g: It's quite apt that Nunn became so proficient in problem-solving, considering that many of his most well-known games contained problem-like winning shots. A great tactician with a few too many draws to his name.|
|Oct-19-11|| ||Korifej: Carlsen once said that Nunn not become worl champ. because he is to smart for playing chess (something like that)|
|Nov-18-11|| ||ControlledDemolition: His barnet is terrible; unkempt collar-length white hair reminds one of <David Icke>.|
|Mar-20-12|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
< Chess is to a considerable extent about <pattern recognition>. The more patterns you have firmly fixed in your memory, the more effective you are likely to be at the chessboard.>
|Mar-20-12|| ||haydn20: <whiteshark> Nunn shd know about pattern recognition. IMO it is the single most important factor in mathematical ability. If you can recognize patterns, logic and computation (which most students think math is) are relatively easy to learn.|
|Apr-25-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday John.|
|Apr-25-13|| ||brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday GM Nunn!|
|Feb-23-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: < HeMateMe: He did his PhD at Cambridge University (I think, while still a teenager)>|
Profile says Oxford U. Suspect that cg.com is right and <HMM> not.
Don't know for sure. What I do know is that Dr. Nunn deserves a longer profile!
|Feb-23-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <kellmano: Nunn's profile picture is seriously cool.>|
|Feb-23-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: .... In addition, Hilbert spaces are required to be complete, a property that stipulates the existence of enough limits in the space to allow the techniques of calculus to be used.>|
Well, for QM this is not quite the definition of completeness. But for other aspects of mathematics this very well may be the case.
|Feb-23-14|| ||HeMateMe: My nic on another chess site is <NunnOfTheAbove>. It was my first choice for this site, but I saw something in the guidelines here that said members were barred from using names of active GMs for their nic.|
Three cheers for the brilliant math prodigy, chess champion and budding astronomer!
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