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Should I Stay or Should I Go?
How do you determine whether or not to attend a particular conference? As a working example to see through to natural generalizations, let’s use the JMM. [Just to choose a conference we’ve all heard of, attend at least once in … Continue reading
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Recreational Mathematics for Fun, Sanity, and an Sometimes Even Papers
In life on the job market and pre-tenure academia, it can seem that no math is worth doing unless it results in a paper, preferably a very fashionable and serious one. This can be a real soul crusher when the … Continue reading
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Letter of Recommendation for a Boston Mathcation
Just got back from my month long research visit to the Boston area. I wrote last month about how hard it was to re-immerse myself in my research and writing for this visit, even though I desperately wanted to do … Continue reading
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