Author Archives: Brian Simanek

Parting Wisdom

My graduate student career is drawing to a close, and as such this will be my final post to this blog as a graduate student.  In this post, I want to share some brief words of wisdom that have been … Continue reading

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Student Seminar

By Brian Simanek This semester, my university is beginning a regular graduate student seminar.  All of the talks are given by graduate students and are intended to be accessible by anyone who has completed their qualifying exams.  Last week, the … Continue reading

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Math Environment

By Brian Simanek In my department recently, there has been some discussion about what modifications we could make to our building to enhance the quality of the department.  The conversation has centered around not only cosmetic improvements, but also features … Continue reading

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Conference Funding

by Brian Simanek Mathematics is a fundamentally collaborative discipline and as such, travel to conferences and workshops is an important part of any young mathematician’s professional development.  The only catch is that travel can be expensive (especially when leaving the … Continue reading

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Detexify

Brian Simanek I recently learned of a great online resource for helping me with LaTex syntax. The website is called Detexify. The main attraction is that it is so easy to use; you don’t need to sift through hundreds of … Continue reading

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