Monthly Archives: December 2012

LaTeX online editor

Have you ever had a need for a LaTeX editor but you are not near a computer that has it installed? Have you ever wished that you could just edit documents in your browser (perhaps because you just got a … Continue reading

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What to See and Do at the Joint Mathematics Meeting

How do you choose which lectures to attend at large conferences?  I was thinking of the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in January when I asked this question.  There are several answers.  AMS has even developed a scheduling tool to help … Continue reading

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Who’s That Mathematician?

Paul Halmos (1916-2006) was an American mathematician born in Hungary. He worked in probability there, statistics, operator theory, ergodic theory, and functional analysis. He received the AMS Steele Prize for exposition. Three of his books include How to Read Mathematics, How to Write … Continue reading

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What Do We Do!?!

On November 28, @MathUpdate tweeted a link to a Quora topic titled What do grad students in math do all day? Khalid Kalbat suggested a Big Bang Theory segment as an explanation.

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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

In 2011, I had the opportunity to travel to Memphis, TN to attend the Paul Erdös Memorial Lecture Series. Earlier this week, I finally got around to reading Paul Hoffman’s biography of Erdös entitled The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The … Continue reading

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