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Joris van Hoboken's thesis on Platonic solids,Kleinian singularities and ADE

  1. Nov 4, 2006 #1
    In "week182", back in 2002, I referred to this very nice thesis:

    Joris van Hoboken, Platonic solids, binary polyhedral groups, Kleinian
    singularities and Lie algebras of type A,D,E, Master's Thesis, University of
    Amsterdam, 2002, available at
    http://www.science.uva.nl/research/math/Onderwijs/examen/2002/scriptiejoris.ps

    Now I'm studying this stuff again. There are cool relations to ALE
    spaces and string theory, and lots more.

    Alas, I didn't keep a copy! It seems to be gone. James Dolan and
    I can't find it using Google or the "wayback" web archive. I can't
    locate van Hoboken, either.

    Does anyone have a copy, please?

    This is another reason people should put their theses on the arXiv!
    Universities should also keep electronic copies of theses in some
    publicly available electronic form.
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2006 #2
  4. Nov 4, 2006 #3
    Re: Joris van Hoboken's thesis on Platonic solids, Kleinian singularities and ADE

    John Baez wrote:
    > In "week182", back in 2002, I referred to this very nice thesis:
    >
    > Joris van Hoboken, Platonic solids, binary polyhedral groups, Kleinian
    > singularities and Lie algebras of type A,D,E, Master's Thesis, University of
    > Does anyone have a copy, please?


    Try this link
    http://home.student.uva.nl/joris.vanhoboken/scriptiejoris.ps
     
  5. Nov 4, 2006 #4
    Re: Joris van Hoboken's thesis on Platonic solids, Kleinian singularities and ADE

    In article <e1jcu4$6cu$1@glue.ucr.edu>,
    John Baez <baez@math-cl-n03.math.ucr.edu> wrote:

    > Joris van Hoboken, Platonic solids, binary polyhedral groups, Kleinian
    > singularities and Lie algebras of type A,D,E, Master's Thesis, University of
    > Amsterdam, 2002.


    >Does anyone have a copy, please?


    Got it! Excellent! Sam Wormley gave me a copy, and I'll make it
    available here:

    http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/joris_van_hoboken_platonic.pdf

    It's a nice description of some incredibly cool stuff. Check it out!
     
  6. Nov 4, 2006 #5
    Re: Joris van Hoboken's thesis on Platonic solids, Kleinian singularities and ADE

    Its on the same set of servers, just moved around a bit.

    Google scholar lists 4 different versions. The second gets you there.

    http://scholar.google.com/url?sa=U&q=http://home.student.uva.nl/joris.vanhoboken/scriptiejoris.ps

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  7. Nov 4, 2006 #6
    Re: Joris van Hoboken's thesis on Platonic solids, Kleinian singularities and ADE

    I was able to pull it off the wayback machine just fine. Here's a
    copy:

    http://sifter.org/~aglisi/stuff/scriptiejoris.ps

    Looks neat. And I certainly agree with you on arxiving theses. They
    often make great reading, as you get a youthfull perspective on issues.
     
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  9. May 11, 2007 #8
    Joris van Hoboken's thesis in mathematics

    I got hinted by my former professor Koornwinder of the University of Amsterdam that my thesis (Platonic Solids, Binary Polyhedral Groups, Kleinian Sigularities and Lie Algebras of Type A,D,E) is a little hard to find. I started a blog several moths ago and made a post there, so it will be easy to find:

    http://www.jorisvanhoboken.nl/?p=10

    The file is here:
    http://www.jorisvanhoboken.nl/wp-co...ingularities-and-lie-algebras-of-type-ade.pdf

    By the way, I became a legal researcher, in the field of Internet Law and Freedom of Expression, so I'm not working on this wonderful stuff anymore.
     
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