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Monthly Archives: August 2018
The Fat Tech Cat Diet
This got me thinking about the things that live inside my phone. Like much of the world, I seem to live in a permanent state of vexation about technology, privacy, and how to survive in a world where so many … Continue reading
Posted in Data Science, Mathematics and Computing
Tagged algorithms, Apple, Cathy O'Neil, Google, privacy, Tech
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Musings on a Mathematician’s Duties
As I mentioned in my last post, I wish a genie would grant me thorough understanding of the proof Shinichi Mochizuki proposed for the abc conjecture. Much of this wish is motivated by a desire for the divisive debate to … Continue reading
Posted in Math Communication, Number Theory, Publishing in Math, Uncategorized
Tagged ABC conjecture, duties, ethics, IUT theory, mathematicians
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On Math Anxiety
Just below the placid surface is an infinite wellspring of anxiety. Image courtesy of Christopher Michel via Flickr CC. Math anxiety is so real. We’ve always kind of known it, but a study confirmed it in 2017. By reading the … Continue reading
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What Wish Would You Ask a Math Genie to Grant?
“If a genie offered to give you a thorough understanding of one theorem, what theorem would you choose?” blogger John D. Cook recently asked on his @AnalysisFact Twitter account. Responses ranged from the names of theorems to questions about the … Continue reading