30 May 2005

If you have a hammer....

...everything looks like a nail.

This list makes me happy; not so much the specific examples on it (some of which seem a little dubious), but just the fact that such a list exists. It helps me get through those depressing moments when I fear that the only useful Fourier transforms are over abelian groups. And I like the idea of working to add quantum information theory to the list.

1 comment:

Dave Bacon said...

This list has almost the opposite effect on me because it reminds me that the only thing I sort of understand in the world is representation theory.

But I like the list. It reminds me that I need to start adding chapters to my book on representation theory and quantum information science.