Category Archives: public awareness of mathematics

A mathematician watches the World Cup

This summer, I am focused on three things: math, travel (for math and for family), and the World Cup. Not surprisingly, many others are focusing on the World Cup and there are lots of blog posts and articles about World … Continue reading

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The mathematics of manipulation

As many of you may have heard, Venezuela has just been through (and may still be going through) a very close and contested presidential election. The country is evenly divided in two pieces (which president-elect Maduro described as “two halves, … Continue reading

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I found $x$: it’s in Honolulu.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my math trip to Banff. I immediately continued my sabbatical travels in Honolulu, Hawaii, where I met with two other collaborators for two weeks. I think it’s safe to say that no one … Continue reading

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