Monthly Archives: January 2013

Math vs. Stats: A Fight to the…Bank?

Hi there!  This is my first time writing a blog post, so I hope you enjoy it!  My name is Samantha Tyner, and I’m a first year grad student in Statistics at Iowa State University.  I graduated from Augustana College … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Strange Case of Dr. Gowers and Mr. Hyde

Last year at this time, Timothy Gowers famously used his blog to voice discontent towards the publishing practices of Elsevier. Two posts in recent days provide a glimpse into the work he’s contributed towards correcting the issues he recorded. This … Continue reading

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Full-Color Mathematics: Reviewing Logicomix

You don’t necessarily think of graphic novels and the history of mathematical logic as things that would partner well, but Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth demonstrates just how seamlessly they can fit together. Written by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos … Continue reading

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The Musical and the Mathematical

Not too long ago, I happened to listen to Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2; I think there was more emphasis on creating elaborate patterns of sounds than on producing what some call “nice” music. As a result, enjoyment from listening … Continue reading

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ABC Conjecture

An exciting story has developed over the past few months. In August 2012, after months of rumors, the mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki rounded out a series of papers which he claims prove the ABC Conjecture: For every ε > 0, there … Continue reading

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