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Álvaro LozanoRobledo’s Field Guide to Mathematics
A Field Guide to Mathematics is a blog by Álvaro LozanoRobledo, an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Connecticut. He launched the blog this February. It focuses on “stories about mathematics, students, professors, mathematicians, abstract nonsense, research, papers, … Continue reading
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Bastian Rieck’s Blog: A Tour
Dr. Bastian Rieck is a senior assistant in the Machine Learning & Computational Biology Lab of Prof. Dr. Karsten Borgwardt at ETH Zürich. He is interested in understanding complex data sets and topologybased machine learning methods in biomedical contexts. Especially, those related … Continue reading
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Let’s Talk About Viral Equations
Recently, there was a viral post about solving the equation below: Many mathematicians and social media powerhouses have weighed in on what the answer should be. But, why has this equation led to a lot of debate? This is not … Continue reading
A Blog On Blog On Math Blogs
Folks, I’m packing it in. After 97 posts and nearly 5 years of covering the math blog beat, the time has come for me to pack up my blogging tools and hit the high road to adventure. I’ve really enjoyed … Continue reading
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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
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
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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
Call for CoEditor of the AMS Blog on Math Blogs
The AMS invites applications for a coeditor of the AMS Blog on Math Blogs. This blog’s editors are mathematical scientists who explore the world of blogs, which cover a wide range of math—research, applications, recreational—and write their take on blogs … Continue reading
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Some mathematical cheer
I might be stating the obvious here, but the longest partial government shutdown to date gave the U.S. a rocky start to 2019. Though the government has reopened (read the AMS announcement about it here), a longterm solution still needs … Continue reading
On vision and mathematics
Today, I’m reflecting on vision and mathematics. That’s largely because as I write this, I’m also simultaneously evaluating whether a new computer I received as an early Christmas present is going to be a good fit for me or if … Continue reading