The autocorrect feature in Gmail has the unfortunate but hilarious habit of vigorously changing standard math terms into free-associative nonsense. Here are some highlights (and I might add to this list from time to time):
- “Igusa varieties” -> “Iguana varieties”
- “Zariski topology” -> “Czarist topology”
- “Gelfand spectrum” -> “Gelatin spectrum”
- “cokernel” -> “cockerel” (my favorite so far)
I just posted a new version of my preprint on local shtukas and Harris’s conjecture. To be clear, the goal of this paper is to make good on the optimism I expressed in this previous post. This project has been one of the most intense mathematical experiences of my life, and I hope to write a proper blog post about it soon.
Anyway, the paper should basically be stable at this point, with the exception that will probably be rewritten to some degree once Peter’s six-functors book is done. The only real difference from the the first version is that the material around the “pointwise criterion” in has been streamlined and clarified a bit. All comments, questions or corrections are very welcome!
OK, this blog is a continuation of my original blog. Long story short, I set up arithmetica many years before I started posting there, using an email address I no longer have access to, and I recently lost/messed up the password. Won’t make that mistake again.