Category Archives: work-life balance

Thoughts on Traveling: Doing the Math on My Carbon Footprint and Work-Life Balance

The most consistent advice I have received on being successful in math: Do good work. Stay connected with the mathematical community. Ok. How do we do these things?  Early career mathematicians are especially encouraged to: Collaborate. Go to conferences. Participate … Continue reading

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Trying to get an academic job can be really horrible. I just want to offer sympathy.

I got an email a few days ago telling me that my MathJobs account will be deleted in a month, after nearly two years of inactivity. The 4 years I spent on the job market have given me a Pavlovian … Continue reading

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Highway to health

I had a rude awakening a few weeks ago when I realized I was driving with almost no brakes. I commute to work (45 minutes each way), so driving is a big part of my day. I knew something was … Continue reading

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