Originally posted by @sonhouse to Eladar
That's why I wondered if Terence Tao had a look. A guy with an IQ of 200+ should be able to suss it out.
Modern mathematics has become extremely specialized. (A few centuries ago,
Gauss probably could comprehend all that was worth knowing in mathematics.)
I don't know if this 'proof' falls within what Terence Tao's already familiar.
If not, then he could spend many hours just attempting to orient himself.
When I attended mathematical conferences, a frequently asked question among the
audience members (largely professors) was 'How much of that lecture did you understand?'
There's no shame in freely admitting one's ignorance.
Here's a conversation that I had with a professor:
I : Do you think it would be worthwhile to attend this afternoon's lectures?
He: Not really. It was hard to follow more beyond the outlines of this morning's lectures.
I : Oh, I see. (sigh)
He: Look, it's a nice day. Would you mind very much if I took you to see a movie instead?
I : But we are supposed to be here to attend the conference.
He: You sound like a good girl. Who's going to talk about what happens between us?