Category Archives: meeting famous mathematicians

New Installment of Math Book Club.  Also, Talking Math Life at BIRS with Richard Guy

GA Math Book Club Continues My spring and summer reading has been dominated by Swedish noir and giant historical novels, most recently the incredible A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel. The French Revolution—Aaaaaaaaaaah! So brutal!  However, I needed … Continue reading

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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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