Math Jokes

The Pope

Some say the pope is the greatest cardinal. But others insist this cannot be so, as every pope has a successor.

French Math Humor

A British mathematician was giving a talk in Grothendieck’s seminar in Paris. He started “Let X be a variety…”. This caused some talking among the students sitting in the back, who were asking each other “What’s a variety?”. J.-P. Serre, sitting in the front row, turns around a bit annoyed and says “Integral scheme of …

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