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Weekend Getaway Guide: A Mathematics Research Conference

Do you feel confused or puzzled when you are facing bunches of conferences or seminars? Katharine from University of Kentucky has some good points on that. In the article, Weekend Getaway Guide:  A Mathematics Research Conference, she thought one should start attending math conferences … Continue reading

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Proofs from The Book

I recently came across an article on Stack Exchange that asks readers what proofs they think other mathematicians should know and why. There are 23 answers on the post (it is a closed question now unfortunately) with many different proof suggestions. This reminded me of … Continue reading

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Investigating Physics

Since the fields are so closely related, a lot of people who study math also end up studying at least a little bit of physics. I always wanted to take a physics class when I was an undergrad, but I … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Technique for Producing Ideas (or Five Steps Towards a Dissertation)

If you don’t have time for a story, I can summarize this post in three words: Keep a journal. Otherwise, continue reading and pick up a copy of A Technique for Producing Ideas by James Webb Young. It’s a short, … 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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