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Category Archives: Biomath
Aleph Zero Categorical Blog: A Tour
The Aleph Zero Categorical: There can only be one blog is written by Canadian mathematician Dr. Jason Polak. The blog started back in 2011, when Polak began his Ph.D. as a way to “showcase abstraction and its beauty in the … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Blogs, Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged Aleph Zero Categorical Blog, applied math, Blog on Math Blogs, Jason Polak, math and ecosystems
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Math on the Dynamic Ecology Blog
Dynamic Ecology is a group blog by Jeremy Fox, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Calgary, Brian McGill, a macroecologist at the University of Maine. and Meghan Duffy, an aquatic and disease ecologist at the University of … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Blogs, Issues in Higher Education, Math Education, people in math
Tagged Brian McGill, Dynamic Ecology, ecology, Jeremy Fox, mathematical biology, Meghan Duffy, teaching, worklife balance
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Math in the time of COVID19
In the past few posts, I’ve been avoiding writing about the current Coronavirus outbreak. Honestly, I’ve been having a hard time coping with the uncertainty and worry about how we are going to survive and move forward from this. Around … Continue reading
The Joy of x Podcast: A Tour
The Joy of x podcast is a series of conversations with a wide range of scientists about their lives, work, and what fostered their passion. It is hosted by Steven Strogatz in collaboration with QuantaMagazine. The format of this podcast makes … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Current Events, Math Communication, Physics, Podcast
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ThatsMaths: A Tour
ThatsMaths is a blog by Peter Lynch, an emeritus professor of the University College Dublin’s School of Mathematics and Statistics. Many of the posts on the blog are articles that Lynch has written for the Irish Times. Please join me … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Blogs, History of Mathematics, Mathematics and the Arts, people in math, Statistics
Tagged Bernhard Bolzano, Jordan Curve Theorem, Katsushika Hokusai, Muriel Bristol, Peter Lynch, pursuit problems, rogue waves
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Interactive Explorations of Hilbert Curves
One of the most famous and elegant constructions in mathematics is Hilbert’s spacefilling curve. A nice description of Hilbert curves can be seen in Grant Sanderson’s (@3Blue1Brown) video “Hilbert’s Curves: Is Infinite Math Useful?” These curves have an impressive number … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Book/App, Interactive, Math Communication, Mathematics and the Arts, Publishing in Math, Visualizations
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Sustainable Mathematics
On September 20, 2019, a series of strikes around the world demanding action against climate change began as part of Global Week for the Future. It inspired me to look into ways mathematics contributes to the growing challenge of sustainability. … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Artificial Intelligence, Biomath, Current Events, Data Science, Math Education, Mathematics and Computing, Sustainability
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Introducing Vanessa!
Starting this month, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones (@MissVRiveraQ) will be coediting the blog with me! She received her Ph.D. in mathematics this year from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and she’s currently looking for a job in Belgium. Last year, … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Data Science, Math Communication, Math Education, people in math, women in math
Tagged blogging, collaboration, Graduate Student Blog, Mathematical Modeling, SACNAS, social justice, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones
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Does This Make Sense?
Some of my favorite questions to ask in class involve drawing up some sort of a mathematical model for my students and asking: does this make sense? Whether matching curves to the heating and cooling laws of my morning coffee, … Continue reading
Botanical Mathematicians
When I clicked on a blog post called “Bamboo Mathematicians,” I assumed it would be about the bamboo multiplication table recently cleaned up and analyzed by researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Those bamboo strips, dating from approximately 305 BCE, … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath
Tagged bamboo, biology, botany, Carl Zimmer, cicadas, mathematical models of evolution, plants
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