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What Should Mathematicians Do Now?
Mathematicians sometimes pretend we are above the everyday vicissitudes of life, preferring to inhabit a realm of abstraction and perfection, but that’s a lie. We live here too. We are voters, citizens, residents, and teachers. What happens in our country … Continue reading
Posted in History of Mathematics, people in math
Tagged elections, keeping students safe, mathematics in society, politics, voting
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As The Dust Settles, Let’s Check The Numbers
I really didn’t want to write about the election. But probably, much like you, it’s all I can think about right now. News media is completely saturated with it and the blogs are churning out a steady stream of predictions … Continue reading
Posted in Data Science, Events, Issues in Higher Education
Tagged Cathy O'Neil, Chronicle of Higher Ed, Election, Polling
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Happy Birthday, Dear arXiv
On August 14, the beloved preprint server arXiv.org turned 25. For many mathematicians, including me, it’s almost impossible to imagine doing or reading research without it or the over a million papers it lovingly collects and stores for us. Physicist … Continue reading
Mathematicians On A Plane
Forgive the obvious humble brag, but all the traveling I’ve done this summer has me worn out. I’m posting to you from Hamburg today, where I’m enjoying some interstitial time between conferences. To most mathematicians, summer means travel, and travel … Continue reading
The Intrepid Mathematician
And that’s how The Intrepid Mathematician got me hooked. Anthony Bonato, a math professor at Ryerson University in Toronto who specializes in network theory, writes this blog dedicated to the teaching, learning, living and loving of math, as well as … Continue reading
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Tagged Anthony Bonato, The Intrepid Mathematician
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Beyond Banneker: Resources for Learning about Black Mathematicians
Part of the reason Erica Walker wrote Beyond Banneker: Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence was that she was tired of hearing the response “Are there any?” when she talked with people about her research on Black mathematicians. On … Continue reading
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Tagged #blackandSTEM, African American history, African American mathematicians, Beyond Banneker, black history month, black mathematicians, Erica Walker
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The Best and Worst of Math in 2015
The year is coming to an end, that means it’s time for me to put on me best sequined dancing pants, pop open a bottle of champagne and reflect on some of the highs and lows of the last 12 … Continue reading
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Money, Money, Money
Ben Bernanke is blogging. (For some reason I find that funny: former Federal Reserve chairmen— they’re just like us!) In March, he started a blog at the Brookings Institution website. Several of the early posts are about explaining (and defending) the … Continue reading
Math For Your Ears
It is undeniable: podcasts are having a moment. The burgeoning podcast culture being shaped by the Radio Labs, 99% Invisibles, and Freakanomics Radios of the world, has gotten me thinking about some of the particular hardships of adapting pure mathematics … Continue reading
Posted in Math Communication, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged Beth Malmskog, math communication, Math Radio, Podcast, Sam Hansen
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Math and the Genius Myth
Earlier this month, Science published a paper about the genius myth and gender. It found that when academics in a field think their discipline requires a special innate talent, that field tends to attract fewer women. “We’re not saying women [or … Continue reading
Posted in people in math, women in math
Tagged Bethany Brookshire, Cathy O'Neil, genius, genius myth, innate talent, Izabella Laba, women in science
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