Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Secret Life of Chaos

by Brian Katz I just saw this beautiful BBC documentary about Chaos, and I would highly recommend it. They attempt to reconcile patterns in nature, chaos, and possibilities for self-organization. It’s a really nice history of recent mathematical ideas including … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Women in Math Symposium

DEADLINE for this event is February 5th. The symposium will be held on Saturday, February 20th at the University of Southern California in LA.

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Joint Meetings: Hunting the Wild Job

by Tom Wright In a previous post on this blog, I listed and discussed a number of things not to do during a job search, mostly from the experience of having done them and then later wishing I hadn’t. However, … Continue reading

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Mathematical Origami Design

Robert Lang speaks about mathematical origami design by Nicholas Neumann-Chun Friday morning (the 15th) I was privileged to hear several talks on the mathematics of origami, including one by (my personal hero) Robert Lang.  Since early childhood I have been fascinated … Continue reading

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Interview with MAA President David Bressoud

by Nicholas Neumann-Chun Professor Bressoud talks about the MAA, mathematical careers, and teaching mathematics. After a couple of talks this morning, one technical and incomprehensible, one unexpectedly mind-opening – more about this later – I got to sit down with MAA … Continue reading

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