Category Archives: math and art

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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Math and the City: A Photo Blog

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend a weekend in the Big Apple. I was mostly there to give a talk at the CUNY collaborative number theory seminar (which was very short but otherwise OK), but … Continue reading

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Dynamo: a photo-blog post

A few weeks ago, I attended an art exhibit called Dynamo, at the Grand Palais in Paris. It was a delightfully mathy exhibit featuring optical and kinetic artists from around the world. I don’t know about you, but I really … Continue reading

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