Category Archives: Fields medal

PCMI: Week One

I have just finished (survived?) the first of my three weeks at the Park City Math Institute. The research topic this year is “Geometry of Moduli Spaces and Representation Theory.”  For those of you not in the know, PCMI is … Continue reading

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The surprising unity of all fields of human endeavor

In what is definitely a first for Bates College, and a rare occurrence for Liberal Arts schools in general, this year’s commencement speaker was a mathematician. We were incredibly lucky to have Manjul Bhargava, Fields Medalist and Princeton professor (and hopefully new friend), deliver … Continue reading

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A year-end list, because why not?

The last couple of weeks, all the blogs and sites I usually visit are full of Top Ten and other year-end lists. I thought that on this New Year’s Eve I would jump on the bandwagon and share my own … Continue reading

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