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December 18, 2014

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3:24 PM | Plus Advent Calendar Door #18: Joy to despair
If you're feeling a bit weary in the run up to Christmas (I know we are!) we thought you might like to put your feet up and have a cup of tea instead of whatever it is you are working on. You can relax because every thing you've ever produced or will produce is already encoded in a number known as Champernowne's constant, consisting of every positive whole number listed after the decimal point: 0.1234567891011121314151617…. read more
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12:28 PM | [DMANET] NetSys 2015: Call for Participation
**** Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message ****========================================================================CALL FOR PARTICIPATIONNetSys 20152nd International Conference on Networked Systemshttp://www.netsys2015.comCottbus, Germany, March 9-13, 2015========================================================================* Registration is open now: https://www.netsys2015.com/registration/* Early registration deadline: January 31st, […]
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10:57 AM | When things get weird with infinite sums
Luciano Rila What is 1-1+1-1+1-1+...? How infinite sums challenge our notion of arithmetic. Guido Grandi (1671-1742).read more
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8:00 AM | 7894
7894 = 2 x 3947.7894 is a number n for which n and 8n together use each digit from 1 to 9 exactly once (A115932).7894 is the number of isocent sequences of length 15 with exactly nine ascents (A243235).Source: What's Special About This Number?
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6:00 AM | Stratégie Mathématiques : Ô combien de questions !
Les nombreux problèmes qui se posent dans l'enseignement des mathématiques n'indiffèrent personne. Beaucoup de gens en parlent, mais peu les posent de façon concrète. - Le débat du 18...

December 17, 2014

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8:02 PM | [DMANET] Assistant professor position in machine learning in Aalto University
Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in machine learning. For full consideration, apply by Jan 18, 2015. For further information, please visit http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/366/ ********************************************************** * * Contributions to be spread via DMANET are submitted to * * DMANET@zpr.uni-koeln.de * * Replies to a message carried on DMANET should NOT be * […]
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4:58 PM | [DMANET] TU Graz: One Postdoctoral Position in Random Graphs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- TU Graz: One Postdoctoral Position in Random Graphs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are seeking outstanding candidates with expertise and proficiency in random graphs, random graph processes, phase transitions, and critical phenomena. The successful candidate will be employed as a postdoctoral researcher for two years within the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Research […]
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4:58 PM | [DMANET] CFP (MCDMT 2015) - 1st Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling for Marine Transportation (in conjuction with IISA 2015)
*Apologies for cross-postings* Call for Papers 1st Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling for Marine Transportation, July 6, 2015, Corfu, Greece in association with the 6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications ( IISA 2015 ) (http://iisa2015.unipi.gr/mcdhm-1st-workshop-on-modeling-computing-and-data- handling-for-marine-transportation/) Workshop Chairs: Charalampos Konstantopoulos (University of Piraeus, Greece), […]
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4:05 PM | [DMANET] 106th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2015, second announcement
*** Invitation 106th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2015, Utrecht, all problems now available. Hotel deadline Jan 4, 2015 *** Date/location: January 26-30, 2015, Utrecht University, De Uithof, Utrecht, The Netherlands Since 1968, the Study Group Mathematics with Industry has brought together mathematicians and companies. Following the original Oxford model, about 60 mathematicians, ranging from PhD students to full professors, spend a week working on one of six real life […]
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3:18 PM | [DMANET] PhD position in Future Networks at U. of Geneva
*Apologies for cross-postings* Please forward to your colleagues and students the following PhD opening: *PhD position on Algorithmic Aspects of Future Networks* There is an opening for a highly motivated PhD student at the TCS Group of the Department of Computer Science of U. of Geneva, Switzerland supervised by Prof. Jose Rolim. The successful candidate will be conducting research in the areas of Future Internet architectures, Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks and Mobile […]
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2:03 PM | 'Interstellar'
Before I start this review I need to be honest. I love space movies, I love sci-fi, I love operatic story arcs of dying civilisations and grand adventures. So it isn't surprising that I loved Interstellar. read more
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1:53 PM | Cost of a gallon of gas
In 1950, one gallon of gasoline costs $0.27.  Today the prices are going down but not as low as they were in 1950.  Or could $0.27 buy more in 1950. In this activity we begin to understand the relative value…Read more →
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1:18 PM | Guest Blog: A Conversation With Janine Ingram of MIND Research Institute
How has being in STEMworks changed the way your program works?Tags:  math, STEMworks, guest blog
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12:25 PM | Let them eat cake — and drink vodka
Language analysis shows how the nation's tastes have changed. It's amazing what a little frequency analysis can tell you. A joint research team of the Universities of Cambridge and Lancaster has compared recordings from the 1990s with spoken British English today to see how culture has changed. By looking at the frequency with which certain words are used, they've found some […]
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11:54 AM | 2000 lines
Our image of the week is made of 2000 line segments! Image by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh. read more
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10:47 AM | [DMANET] Special issue in TCS on 'Theory and Applications of Graph Searching Problems' (GRASTA), submission open
Call for Papers Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) Special Issue: GRASTA'14, 6th Workshop on GRAph Searching, Theory and Applications Carg=E8se, Corsica, France, 2014 http://www-sop.inria.fr/coati/events/grasta2014/ Manuscripts are solicited for a special issue in the journal = =91=91Theoretical Computer Science=92=92 (TCS) on =91=91Theory and = Applications of Graph Searching Problems=92=92. Graph searching is often referred to, in a more playful language, as a = pursuit-evasion game. […]
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9:48 AM | [DMANET] IFIP/IEEE SustainIT 2015: Registration Deadline Approaching (Dec 23)
A gentle reminder to register your technical papers for SustainIT 2015 by December 23. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CALL FOR PAPERS SustainIT 2015 The Fourth IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability http://www.networks.imdea.org/sustainit2015 April 14-15, 2015 […]
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8:00 AM | 3740
3740 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 11 x 17.3740 is the sum of consecutive squares in two ways (A062681).3740 is 25152 in base 6 and 5115 in base 9.3740 is the number of tatami tilings of a 3 x 10 grid (with monomers allowed) (A180970).3740 divides 214 - 1.Source: What's Special About This Number?
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6:44 AM | Do the Math and Nab a Parking Spot
It’s crunch time for procrastinators in the holiday shopping rush. If you’re planning a trip to the mall to snag those last-minute gifts, finding a parking spot in a crowded lot will be easier if you let math be your guide.
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6:00 AM | Journée des primés de l'Académie des sciences
Depuis presque 350 ans, l'Académie des sciences met en lumière des contributions scientifiques remarquables en décernant des prix. Cette année 10 mathématiciens ont été récompensés. - Billets des habitués

December 16, 2014

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10:26 PM | Go Digital! A Crossword Puzzle Raffle
At Girls’ Angle, we do love digits! Solve this crossword alone or with friends and relatives.  Scan in or take a digital photo of your completed grid and send it to girlsanglepuzzler “at” gmail.com. We will randomly draw from the correct … Continue reading →
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4:03 PM | [DMANET] Discrete Models in Geometry and Topology - Registration now open!
= --------------------------------------------------------------------------= --------- =93Discrete Models in Geometry and Topology=94 = --------------------------------------------------------------------------= --------- Second Announcement --- Invitation --- Registration now open = --------------------------------------------------------------------------= --------- Join us for the 3rd and final SDModels ERC Workshop=20 =93Discrete Models in Geometry and Topology=94 Freie […]
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2:58 PM | Plus Advent Calendar Door #16: The travelling salesman
The travelling salesman is one of our favourite mathematical movies. It's a tense thriller revolving around one of the most difficult open problems in maths, the P vs NP problem, and its potential to deliver the key to the world's most secret messages.read more
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2:20 PM | Postdoc position at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational complexity and/or SAT solving. KTH is the leading technical university in Sweden. The Theory Group at KTH (http://www.csc.kth.se/tcs/) offers a strong research environment covering a wide range of research topics such as complexity theory and approximation algorithms, computer and network security, cryptography, formal methods and natural language processing. The group has a […]
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11:50 AM | [DMANET] computational optimization
[Please post - apologies for multiple copies.]------------Call for Papers8th Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO 2015Lodz, Poland, September 13 - 16, 2015organized in the framework of FEDERATED CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SCIENCEAND INFORMATION SYSTEMSFedCSIS - 2015http://www.fedcsis.org/====================We invite original contributions related with both theoretical andpractical aspects of optimization methods.The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:* unconstrained and […]
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11:47 AM | [DMANET] metaheuristics for large scale problems
Dear Colleague, On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in the special session (workshop) on "APPLICATIONS OF METAHEURISTICS TO LARGE-SCALE PROBLEMS" at the 10th International Conference on Large Scale Scientific Computation - LSSC'13, June 8 - 12, 2015, Sozopol, Bulgaria, with arrival: June 7 and departure: noon June 12. The session is organized by: Assoc. Prof. Stefka Fidanova (stefka@parallel.bas.bg) from the Institute of Information and […]
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10:41 AM | Pre-Holiday activities
Minimizing wrapping paper – Wrapping gifts diagonally on your wrapping paper saves material.  Surface area, Pythagorean Theorem, geometry, hands-on, and very cool activity. Improved yesterday! Moneymaking holiday movies – data analysis, rounding, percent increase and appropriate graphical representations Why is it so…Read more →
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8:00 AM | 1834
1834 = 2 x 7 x 131.1834 is an octahedral number (A005900).1834 is the sum of the cubes of the first five primes (A098999).1834 is a number that has more different digits than its square (A061277).1834 is 3452 in base 8.1834 divides 9913 - 1.Source: What's Special About This Number?
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8:00 AM | FCRC 2015
FCRC 2015 will be held in Portland Oregon from June 12-20. Chaired by Rajiv Gupta of UC Riverside, the conference will assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a week-long coordinated meeting. The technical program for each affiliated conference will be independently administered, with each responsible for its own meeting's structure, content and proceedings. To the extent facilities allow attendees are free to attend technical sessions of other affiliated conferences […]
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7:53 AM | CMI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Caltech's Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) announces openings in the CMI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, for positions beginning in fall 2015. The CMI is dedicated to fundamental mathematical research with an eye to the roles of information and computation throughout science and engineering. Areas of interest include algorithms, complexity, algorithmic game theory, applied combinatorics, applied probability, statistics, machine learning, information and coding theory, […]
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