Monthly Archives: December 2015

Mathematical Reviews at JMM in Seattle

The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held January 6-9, 2016 in Seattle.   There is always a lot going on at the meetings:  invited lectures, special sessions, editorial meetings, exhibits, and the chance to connect with old friends.  Mathematical Reviews … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 (according to the Julian Calendar in use in Great Britain at the time; in the Gregorian Calendar now used, that would be January 4, 1643).  When I lived in the UK in … Continue reading

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Mathematics for Democracy

There is mathematics in the New York Times today (December 6, 2015).  Not research-level mathematics, but math nonetheless.  Specifically, there is an article about using two simple statistical tests as indicators of gerrymandered voting districts.  By themselves, the tests don’t … Continue reading

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General Relativity at 100

On November 25, 1915, Einstein‘s paper on general relativity, Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation (The Field Equations of Gravity), was published in the Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Several scans of the original are available online, with this being a relatively clear and … Continue reading

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