Monthly Archives: November 2013

Health Physics, Math, and the Monte Carlo Simulation Connection

In this post, I would like to discuss a little bit about my background and how it relates to math.  Currently, I am a distance-learning student at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago (but live in Cleveland, Ohio), … Continue reading

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The Erdős–Gyárfás Conjecture

Curiosity is a guiding light down the dark corridors of mathematical wonderment. With each turn, enlightenment protrudes from the ruble of faulty understanding into the illumination of new knowledge. With this analogy in mind, mathematics can aptly be described as … Continue reading

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The Selected Papers Network

The arXiv turned twenty-two years old back in August, and we’re beginning to see the type of experimentation and rule-breaking you would associate with a young adult. I discovered the latest example, the Selected Papers Network (, while browsing MathOverflow. … Continue reading

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Do you appreciate mathematics?

I have attended some events devoted to “math appreciation”; those events tend to attract several people with different levels of knowledge of mathematics, and the topics covered tend to be broad enough to hopefully satisfy a large audience. I then … Continue reading

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