At

last, some excitement about noncommutative geometry in the blogosphere.

From what I deduce from reading the first posts, Arup Pal set up a new blog

called Noncommutative

Geometry and subsequently handed it over to Masoud Khalkhali who then

got Alain Connes to post on it who, in turn, is asking people to submit

posts, such as todays post by David Goss.

Somehow, most people refer to the Noncommutative Geometry blog as

“Alain Connes’ blog” (for example Doctor Gero, Not Even

Wrong, the n-category cafe and

possibly many others).

David Corfield over at the n-category cafe stops

short of suggesting to rename (by analogy) NeverEndingBooks into

Kontsevich’s blog

A new blog Noncommutative Geometry

has begun, which appears to be of the Connesian variety. (Connes himself

has already commented there.) We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that

there are different flavours of noncommutative geometry. The

Kontsevichian variety, nongeometry, finds its blog voice in Lieven Le

Bruyn‚Äôs NeverEndingBooks. It would be interesting to see some

interaction.

I don’t think I will opt for a dialectic

response to the Noncommutative Geometry Blog, although I realize this would result

in more enjoyable reading for some of you…

For starters,

I’ve signed up to another flagship of noncommutative

_differential_ geometry : noncommutativegeometry.net, though it is unclear to me what action (if any) is

going on over there.

Further, I plan to move my talks at the master class

noncommutative geometry to the virtual lecture room of this blog,

hoping to get the desired interaction. We’ll start later this week and

the pace will be pretty easy going. A tentative title might be

“Anabelian versus Noncommutative Geometry”.

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