I recently finished the first draft of the the first of my books, entitled “Hilbert’s fifth problem and related topics“, based on the lecture notes for my graduate course of the same name. The PDF of this draft is available here. As always, comments and corrections are welcome.

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28 March, 2012 at 6:13 am

Adam Ehlers Nyholm ThomsenI know this is sort of besides the point, but as a minor correction: Your link to the 2011 blog posts is to the 2010 archive… I am looking forward to reading the draft.

[Link removed, thanks – T.]28 March, 2012 at 3:19 pm

MikeTerrance, you are such an amazing writer who can astonishingly bring an abstruse topic such as Hilbert’s fifth problem into such a friendly light, even for people like me. Thank you.

6 April, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Why Read the Heroes? « Pink Iguana[…] Tao saved the consistency of Peano Arithmetic as described here after winning a Fields Medal in 2006, see The Black Scholes Equation and Hilbert’s Fifth Problem and related topics. […]

6 May, 2012 at 4:28 pm

On Tao’s talk and the 3-dimensional Hilbert-Smith conjecture « Area 777[…] Since there’s no point for me to write 2nd-handed blog post while people can just read his own posts on this, I’ll just record a few points I personally found interesting (as a complete outsider), […]

7 May, 2012 at 10:04 am

John Parton、3维流形的拓扑和网络时代的数学 « Fight with Infinity[…] 为说明这个新范式的确促进了数学的进步，或许再次引用John-Pardon的例子是合适的：陶哲轩今年探讨的主题是Hilbert第5问题，他对Hilbert-Smith猜想的讨论直接影响了Pardon. […]

14 September, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Terence TaoThe book has now been published by the AMS.