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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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In the kingdom of the blind, could double-blind be king?

During the Joint Math Meetings, I found myself discussing with a large and diverse group of people whether double-blind refereeing would be a good idea for math publications. This is not standard practice, although the referee usually does have anonymity … Continue reading

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Mathematicians in weird places

Yesterday, Kiran Kedlaya was competing on Jeopardy!. I, along with many of my friends, was very (and maybe unreasonably) excited about this. There is something really exciting, always, about seeing someone you know on TV, or on stage, or in … Continue reading

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