On the off chance you read my blog and not Gowers’ — Tim is talking about one of my very favorite open questions, the affine cap set problem, over at his place.
I’m a little ambivalent about reading his posts — every time I think about this problem, I get sucked in and spend a certain amount of time gnawing at it. And the sum total of all this gnawing has so far produced not even the tiniest toothmark on the gleaming surface of the affine cap set problem.
And yet…. and yet…..