Monthly Archives: April 2011


Every year since 1999, MIT’s mathematics department hosts the Simons Lecture Series, “to celebrate the most exciting mathematical work by the very best mathematicians of our time.” This year, the lecturers were Cornell’s Steven Strogatz and Princeton’s Manjul Barghava. I … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! (credit)

As the semester winds down, the emails and office hour visits become much more frequent. Sometimes, students want to ask a specific homework question or clarification on some topic covered in class. But in my experience, most end-of-the-semester visits have … Continue reading

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Fool me once…

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Last Friday, Mother Nature decided to play her own April Fools joke on much of the Northeast: a snowstorm. I live in Portland, ME, which is a 45 minute commute to Bates College. If it weren’t for a brave friend … Continue reading

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