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The Thing Last Week With That Sexist Paper
Once again the mathematical world is rocked with scandal. Let me get you quickly up to speed. It started when a controversial paper on the variability hypothesis was accepted to the Mathematical Intelligencer. Shortly thereafter, University of Chicago mathematics professor … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events
Tagged computational biology, Larry Summers, Lior Patcher, sexism, terry tao, timothy gowers, variability hypothesis
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Functions Too Cool For Facebook. But Don’t Worry, We’ve Got You Covered
Today is the official launch of the Lfunctions and modular forms database. The LMFDB is a database containing all the relevant information about millions of mathematical objects. Set up like a Facebook for mathematical objects — by objects I mean … Continue reading
Posted in Events, Number Theory
Tagged Emmanuel Kowalski, encryption, LMFDB, Riemann Hypothesis, terry tao, Tim Gowers
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Making Conferences Easier for Families
Most mathematicians want to make mathematics, and especially mathematical academia, more hospitable to women. One way to do that is to help them participate as fully as possible in conferences, even when they have young children. Due to a sometimes … Continue reading
Posted in people in math, women in math
Tagged conferences, joint mathematics meetings, Jordan Ellenberg, Laura McLay, mathematics and parenthood, Matilde Lalin, terry tao
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On Teaching Analysis
Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge mathematician and Fields Medalist, is teaching an analysis class this term, and fortunately for me, he’s blogging about it. Analysis IA is part of the firstyear math major sequence at the University of Cambridge, and … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education
Tagged real analysis, teaching analysis, terry tao, timothy gowers, vicky neale
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