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Commuting
I found out a good way to describe how long my commute is: about three minutes more than the length of the second movement of Beethoven’s 9th (the greatest movement!) On the other hand, that measure proved inaccurate the very … Continue reading
The True Heirs To Ramanujan
If you are in need of some light relief, you could do worse than peruse the opinions of Doron Zeilberger, who, if viewed strictly through the lens of these ramblings, appears to have a relationship with theoretical mathematics something along … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Rant
Tagged Deligne, Indefinite Theta Series, Ken Ono, Lerch Sums, Mock Modular Forms, Mock Theta Functions, Ramanujan, Unabomber, Zeilberger
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Public Displays of Mathematics
Let me start by saying that I’m in favor of making the effort to both educate the public about mathematics (as well as science more generally) and to convey to them a sense of the excitement of our discipline. But … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Rant
Tagged 538, Alinea, Babylonians, Business School, Classical Music, E8, Intellectual Dishonesty, Journalism, LMFDB, Molecular Gastronomy, NPR, Numberphile, Playdoh, Plimpton 322, Pythagorean Triples, red herring, Roots of Unity, Sensationalism, sexagesimal, The Guardian, Trigonometry, UNSW
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MSRI Now
Continuing on the theme of the last post (Buzzard related viral videos), you can now view Buzzard’s MSRI course (in progress at the time of this post) online here. Having previously excoriated MSRI for restricting how many people can attend … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics
Tagged Brown, Drinfeld, Drinfeld Seminar, Kevin Buzzard, Local Langlands, Mariusz Wodzicki, Michael Harris, RLT, Weil Group
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Redraw the Balance
This video would be inspiring even if it didn’t star someone that I know: I suspect that Tamzin’s other youtube video will probably not end up with 20+ million views, being somewhat more…technical, I guess you could say. Of course, … Continue reading