Monthly Archives: September 2012

ZZ Top and the Heros of Mathematics

My summer reading, , follows the mathematical discoveries and subsequent works of Joseph Lagrange, Leonhard Euler, Adrien Legendre, and Carl Gauss. My goal in mathematics is to make the kinds of significant discoveries that these mathematicians made. Euler lived in … Continue reading

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NSF Statistics on Time to Degree for Doctoral Recipients

I recently was browsing a forum where someone was wondering if it was worth starting a career in mathematics in their early 30s and linked was a page where the National Science Foundation listed some interesting statistics as to time … Continue reading

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This Day in Mathematics History

I enjoy reading about mathematics history. One of my favorite websites for this is http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Day_files/Now.html hosted by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Today’s mathematician births and deaths are shown below. This page also has some quotations from the day’s featured … Continue reading

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