Jul
26

Do The Math

Following the collapse of the U.S.S.R., 300 of their top mathematicians moved here. Their impact on American mathematicians was surprising. The number of papers published by American mathematicians whose research was most similar to that of the Russians dropped dramatically, and as a result they were quite likely to move to lower-ranked universities. Other mathematicians were unaffected; more evidence that immigrants only impact those with whom they directly compete.

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