Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mine are still greater

As many of you know, I am currently on pre-tenure leave. I spent the Fall in Paris doing research at Jussieu (thanks in large part to the AWM mentoring travel grant), and I’m currently stationed at the University of Texas … Continue reading

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Love and other parametric curves

This morning, Worlfram Alpha greeted me on facebook with what they call the “cupid curve”, pictured on the left. You can look it up on the actual site┬áto get the parametric equations that give you this curve. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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The take-home lesson from the Harvard cheating scandal

Last Friday, Reuters reported that more than half of the students involved in last year’s cheating scandal at Harvard have been suspended. This was even labeled “the largest academic scandal to hit the Ivy League school in recent memory”. In … Continue reading

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