Talk:Sylvain Cappell

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Biographical details[edit]

Someone recently changed the birth year for this person, and I looked for a source to confirm. All I found was contradictory information. In particular, a "reliable source" (the new york times) indicates this person is female. I suspect this source is wrong since a conference abstract gives a brief bio of this person using masculine pronouns (but that same conference abstract listed the year as 20001, so apparently accuracy is not highly valued in several of this person's communities). In any case, it would be good to get a source for the biographical details. JackSchmidt (talk) 19:05, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

status of circle problem[edit]

I have added [citation needed] to the claim that the paper of Cappell and Shaneson on the circle problem is being vetted by experts. I know of no expert who is currently vetting the paper. The experts with whom I have discussed the paper have never taken it seriously.