Author Archives: Adriana Salerno

Leveling the playing Fields

As has been widely disseminated in all sorts of media outlets this past week, the Fields Medals were announced at the International Congress of Mathematicians on August 13.  My fellow AMS blogger Brie Finegold has rounded up many of the blogs and articles on … Continue reading

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The teaching lives of others

From the time that you finish taking courses in graduate school, until you have to evaluate other people’s teaching (for tenure and promotion, say), you could get away with not watching anyone else teach. Of course, we see talks at … Continue reading

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Number Theory, the African Queen

“Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics.” - Carl Friederich Gauss. This month, I had the incredible honor of teaching at a summer school on “Algebraic Number Theory and Applications” in Dangbo, Benin.  It was a unique opportunity, … Continue reading

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