Category Archives: meeting famous mathematicians

I’m your new co-editor

Welcome! I am Alexander Diaz-Lopez, your new co-editor for this blog. I’m a faculty at Villanova University (go Nova!), got my PhD in 2016 from the University of Notre Dame, and work in the areas of Coxeter group theory and … Continue reading

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New Installment of Math Book Club.  Also, Talking Math Life at BIRS with Richard Guy

GA Math Book Club Continues My spring and summer reading has been dominated by Swedish noir and giant historical novels, most recently the incredible A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel. The French Revolution—Aaaaaaaaaaah! So brutal!  However, I needed … 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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