Category Archives: meeting famous mathematicians

The surprising unity of all fields of human endeavor

In what is definitely a first for Bates College, and a rare occurrence for Liberal Arts schools in general, this year’s commencement speaker was a mathematician. We were incredibly lucky to have Manjul Bhargava, Fields Medalist and Princeton professor (and hopefully new friend), deliver … Continue reading

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Conference madness, part I: Journees Arithmetiques

I have spent the past three weeks attending back-to-back conferences (hence the title and lack of blog posts). I thought that instead of cramming all of the experiences into one long post, I would write about them separately this week. … Continue reading

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An afternoon at the Seminaire Bourbaki

Saturday I attended the afternoon portion of the Seminaire Bourbaki at the Institut Henri Poincare in Paris. The Seminaire Bourbaki was started in 1948 by the Association des collaborateurs de Nicolas Bourbaki. The collaborative (who published many texts under the pseudonym … Continue reading

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