F_un hype resulting in new blog

At the Max-Planck Institute in Bonn Yuri Manin gave a talk about the field of one element, $\mathbb{F}_1 $ earlier this week entitled "Algebraic and analytic geometry over the field F_1".

Moreover, Javier Lopez-Pena and Bram Mesland will organize a weekly "F_un Study Seminar" starting next tuesday.

Over at Noncommutative Geometry there is an Update on the field with one element pointing us to a YouTube-clip featuring Alain Connes explaining his paper with Katia Consani and Matilde Marcolli entitled "Fun with F_un". Here's the clip

Finally, as I'll be running a seminar here too on F_un, we've set up a group blog with the people from MPI (clearly, if you are interested to join us, just tell!). At the moment there are just a few of my old F_un posts and a library of F_un papers, but hopefully a lot will be added soon. So, have a look at F_un mathematics