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Studying Contact Patterns for COVID-19

I dropped into today’s special session on mathematical biology to hear Yanyu Xiao of the University of Cincinnati speak. She talked about how her group modelled contact patterns in Ontario and used them to study the spread of COVID-19 this … Continue reading

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Edward Thomas Malthus’ 19th century approach to mathematics

I always knew that math had come a long way in the last 200 years, but I never thought that natural history would ever come into it. Until I went to Kevin Lambert’s talk this afternoon on Thomas Robert Malthus’ … Continue reading

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The Wave Kinetic Equation

During today’s special session on probabilistic methods in partial differential equations, I had the pleasure of hearing Zaher Hani of the University of Michigan speak on his recent work on the wave kinetic equation. In the early twentieth century physicists … Continue reading

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AWM Panel on Ethics in Mathematics

In lieu of the traditional Noether lecture, the Association for Women in Mathematics held a panel on equity, ethics, and bias in mathematics research. The event featured Loretta Cheeks, president and CEO of Strong Ties and DS Innovation, Kristian Lum … Continue reading

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AMS Special Session: Developing Statistical Knowledge for Teaching with an emphasis on Equity Literacy

This afternoon, I stopped in at the AMS Special Session on Mathematics Courses Designed to Develop Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching High School. I managed to catch Andrew Ross, Stephanie Casey, and Melody Wilson’s talk “Developing Statistical Knowledge for Teaching with … Continue reading

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Do Not Erase Book Discussion

Although these days I work mostly on my computer, there is something special about the chalkboard. The expansiveness of the surface has a way of absorbing me into my work, whereas the outside world and all its distractions are in … Continue reading

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