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January 26, 2015
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Il faut faire la différence entre la perception et les chiffres concernant les attentats : ce billet a pour objectif de préciser les liens entre terrorisme et islamisme.

Billets des habitués
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Sam Korsky (pictured with AMS Presidentelect Robert Bryant, left, and AMS President David Vogan, right) of Glenbrook North High School (IL) won the 2015 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the recent Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio. Sam won a very close and exciting match which earned him $5,000, a TINspire CX, and $5,000 for the Glenbrook math department. See photos, videos, and a description of the 2015 semifinals and finals. (Photo: Goen South.)
January 25, 2015
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4:42 PM  OBE
No, it is not the Queen’s Honours list. It stands for Outcomes Based Education, the latest pedagogical fad. The EU has practically adopted it as its official educational project. Which probably means that to bid successfully for EU funded projects … Continue reading →
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10:29 AM  Deflategate
The deflated ball controversy makes an interesting segue into negative number line understanding. A particular digital psi football gauge reads 0 when the ball is at a proper NFL inflation of 13 psi. Footballs inflated under 13 psi produce negative psi readings…Read more →
January 24, 2015
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12:51 PM  Typical Super Bowl scores ????
The Super Bowl is coming up! Are you planning to share a prediction for the score of the big game? Don't leave it all to chance, use math to help you get a better idea of what to expect for…Read more →
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6:00 AM  Des Nœuds Indétordables
Comment comprendre les nœuds toriques et les distorsions en se mettant dans la peau d'un escargot et d'une libellule...

Echos de la recherche
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Piste rouge,
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12:55 AM  Cultural Obstructions in Mathematics
Cultural obstructions to careers in mathematics are myriad and significant. The myth of meritocracy is long debunked in social theory and education research, however its legacy persists. This post goes out to those mathematicians who feel pressured out of mathematics … Continue reading →
January 23, 2015
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CFP: SWANSITY 2015  2nd Workshop on Smart Wireless Access Networks for
Smart cITY
>>>>> In conjunction with SECON 2015 <<<<<
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22 June 2015, SEATTLE  USA
www.ieeesecon.org/swansity
Important dates
Submission deadline: April 1st, 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2015
Camera Ready: May 11th, 2015
Program: June 1st, 2015
Accepted papers will be published on IEEE
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Final Call for ParticipationTwoDay Workshop on"MIXEDINTEGER NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING"(http://www.or.rwthaachen.de/minomese2015)March 910, 2015, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, GermanyDescriptionThe OPTIMIZATIONBASED DESIGN OF ENERGY SYSTEMS generally leads to mixedinteger nonlinear programming (MINLP) problems. In recent years, a surge of interest in (nonconvex) MINLP problems in the mathematical optimization
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11:57 AM  [DMANET] CTW 2015  CALL FOR PAPERS
CTW 2015  CALL FOR PAPERS13th CologneTwente Workshop on Graphs & Combinatorial OptimizationIstanbul, TurkeyMay 2628, 2015.* Website: http://ctw2015.eng.marmara.edu.tr* Deadline for submission: February 15, 2015* Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2015* Workshop dates: May 2628,
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PHD POSITIONS IN ALGORITHMS AND COMPLEXITYApplications are invited for fullyfunded PhD positions in the Departmentof Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, awarded on thebasis of academic excellence to new students who will commence a researchprogramme in Oct 2015.We are looking for applicants interested in algorithms and complexity,particularly in one of the following areas: Parameterized Complexity Graph Theory and Graph Algorithms Constraint Satisfaction Problems
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3:00 AM  Janvier 2015, 4ème défi
Pour la deuxième année, chaque semaine, un défi du calendrier mathématique...

Défis du Calendrier Mathématique
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January 22, 2015
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Video and multimedia contributions are sought for the 24th Multimedia
Exposition in Computational Geometry, a part of CG Week 2015. This
event showcases the use of visualization in computational geometry
for exposition and education, for visual exploration of geometry in
research, and as an interface and a debugging tool in software
development. Algorithm animations, visual explanations of structural
theorems, descriptions of applications of computational geometry,
demonstrations of software
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9:23 PM  JMM15 Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting
Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) invite you to join them there for the next Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM). This will be
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9:23 PM  JMM15 Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting
Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) invite you to join them there for the next Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM). This will be
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9:23 PM  JMM15 Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting
Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) invite you to join them there for the next Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM). This will be
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9:23 PM  Steve Dunbar and Mark Saul
Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Directors of the American Mathematics Competitions at the MAA Pavilion in the JMM 15 Exhibit Hall.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Students participate in the Reception for Undergraduate Students  Sculpture Barn Raising with George Hart at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Students participate in the Reception for Undergraduate Students  Sculpture Barn Raising with George Hart at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of
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9:23 PM  Retirement Reception for Steve Dunbar
Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
MAA Executive Director Michael Pearson and MAA American Mathematics Competitions retiring Director Steve Dunbar at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Participants during the MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association
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9:23 PM  Around the JMM 15 Exhibit Hall
Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) invite you to join them there for the next Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM). This will be
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Students participate in the SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Special Presentation at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Students participate in the SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Special Presentation at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America
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9:23 PM  Around JMM15
Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) invite you to join them there for the next Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM). This will be
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Participants at the MAA Poster Session for Mathematical outreach programs at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Participants during the MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Participants at the MAA Poster Session for Mathematical outreach programs at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American
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Mathematical Association of America posted a photo:
Participants during the MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
(Photo by Laura McHugh)
The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association
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