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

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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

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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

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