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Category Archives: Social Justice
In 1950, a 29-year-old PhD candidate at Columbia published a stunning theorem that later won him a Nobel Prize: “There is no such thing as a fair voting system.” Or so the legend goes. Let’s dive into this claim and … Continue reading →
Throughout my grad school experience, from conference registration forms and university-wide surveys to actual grad school applications themselves, I have often run into the following question: Always making me think: Why is this still a thing?
Originally published by Scientific American From the profound revelations of the shape of space to the furthest explorations reachable by imagination and logic, the history of mathematics has always been seen as a masculine endeavor. Names like Gauss, Euler, Riemann, … Continue reading →
When I learned how to multiply matrices in 10th grade, my initial reaction was, “Why on earth would anyone ever want to do that?” Compared to addition and subtraction, the rules of matrix multiplication seemed arbitrary and meaningless. Alas, this … Continue reading →