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Category Archives: people in math
On the AWM Moving Towards Action Workshop
In September, Brian Katz wrote a post on the AMS inclusion/exclusion blog about the Moving Towards Action workshop to be held on Tuesday, January 14 by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) at JMM 2020. (JMM 2020 will be … Continue reading
On the Living Proof blog
A new AMS blog — Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey — was recently launched. It follows the publication of the book by the same name (jointly published by the AMS and MAA). The book, which was … Continue reading
Category is…A Tour of Math3ma’s Blog
I am a huge fan of TaiDanae Bradley’s blog Math3ma. Why? In her blog, TaiDanae explains concepts related to Category Theory and many other fields of math with beautiful illustrations in an accessible way. Math3ma was launched in 2015 when … Continue reading
Posts to Ponder
I have recently read some posts that don’t necessarily have a common theme uniting them, except that they all grabbed my attention. Without further ado, here’s a little bit about a few of them. “What we mean when we say … Continue reading
Wolfram Blogging
“A Very Brief History of Mathematics” is a recorded lecture recently posted to Stephen Wolfram’s podcast. A Boing Boing post describes it as “a fascinating lecture” but also “a spokenword illustration of the problems with his incredible (and incredibly difficult) … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics and Computing, people in math
Tagged AI, Alan Turing, Daniel Lichtblau, Dirac, internet, mentoring, Sjoerd Smit, Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Blog
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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
Mathematical Resilience
The MAA and AMS recently copublished “Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey” and the ebook is free to download here. The book was edited by Allison K. Henrich, a mathematician at Seattle University, Emille D. Lawrence, a … Continue reading
Pride Month And Math
June is Pride Month. June 28, 2019 is also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots/uprising that marked the beginning of a new era in the fight for rights and freedoms for LGBTQ+ folks in America and around the world. … Continue reading
Inclusive Math History
Earlier this month, Anna announced on Twitter “It’s finally happened, I got tapped to teach History of Math. Since I cover so much of the euro white guy stuff in number theory, I want to do a People’s History of … Continue reading
Posted in History of Mathematics, Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Education, people in math, Uncategorized, women in math
Tagged biographies, David Richeson, Division by Zero, Evelyn Lamb, Fermat's Last Theorem, inclusion/exclusion blog, Katherine Johnson, Mike Lawler, Mike's Math Page, Sophie Germaine
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The recent buzz on John Urschel
John Urschel, a graduate student in mathematics at MIT and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, has been in the news a lot lately. That’s because his memoir, ““Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football,” which he … Continue reading