Monthly Archives: January 2019

AAAS Fellowships

Karen Saxe kicks us off for this late-afternoon session talking about many AMS-sponsored fellowships in Washington, D.C.  The first one is the Congressional Fellowship, where AMS chooses exactly 1 math Ph.D. per year to spend a year on the staff … Continue reading

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A Dream Deferred: 50 years of Blacks in Mathematics

I had the great pleasure of being present for Edray Goins’ MAA Invited Address, “A Dream Deferred: 50 Years of Blacks in Mathematics”, Thursday morning from 9 to 9:50am. This talk was a beautiful combination of history and mathematics, and … Continue reading

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Babies, babies, everywhere

Age is a funny thing. I feel kind of old when I see all my friends either here with their infants and children, friends who are expecting, or friends who are happy to be able to get some sleep because … Continue reading

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A conversation with Rebecca Segal

Virginia Commonwealth University professor Rebecca Segal talks about her time at JMM 2019.

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Dan Spielman: Miracles of algebraic graph theory

I’m at this talk by Dan Spielman of Yale University, who’s trying to give us an introduction to spectral and algebraic graph theory.  I’m here because he was my friend’s undergraduate advisor and my friend said that “Professor Dan” is great!  … Continue reading

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Roaring Twenties in American Mathematics

This morning, Karen Hunger Parshall talked about the flourishing world of mathematics post WWI in the Roaring Twenties in American Mathematics. Parshall framed the advances of the era through the bifurcation of topology into the point set branch, led by … Continue reading

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A mathematical journey of culture, community, and collaboration

Good morning! It’s 9 AM and there are plenty of people out here to see the Friday MAA invited address. Alicia Prieto Langarica, who we saw at the session she organized yesterday (lots of posts: Equity in the Mathematics Classroom, … Continue reading

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A conversation with mathematician Louis Camara

Middle Georgia State University Professor Louis Camara.

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Quantitative Literacy in the age of alternative facts

“It’s not false, it’s just an alternative fact.” Kellyanne Conway (sort of). Who remembers this quote? OK, I admit I don’t remember it perfectly myself, but it’s close enough. You can watch this video on YouTube if you want to … Continue reading

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Math is Beautiful: A Snapshot from the JMM Exhibits Hall

There is so much beautiful math in the exhibits hall–seriously, there is no way I could give a survey of everything down here!  So instead I’ll just share a snapshot (or a few) of one of the great exhibitors. Diana Davis … Continue reading

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