Poincaré Project

This is an experiment to put my blog posts from


into a git repository to track history, allow people to file issues, fork and make pull requests.

The repository is available at


I’m porting over one post at a time into Sphinx and publishing them to


Here is how I described the original content on my blog:

I am currently working through the mathematics required to understand the Poincaré Conjecture and the possible solution recently proposed. I want to blog my journey and I started out summarising the basic foundations of pure mathematics necessary to get to the conjecture-specific parts. Now that I’ve got to explaining the conjecture, posts are about the background in differential geometry to understand the proofs.

This is a flat list of the posts converted so far. Lots more to come then I’ll look and structuring them a little more.