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January 26, 2015

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6:00 AM | Terrorisme et Islam : que disent les chiffres ?
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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5:00 AM | 2015 National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician
Sam Korsky (pictured with AMS President-elect 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 TI-Nspire 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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8:33 PM | What is wrong in this picture?
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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 / Piste rouge, featured
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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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2:36 PM | [DMANET] CFP: SWANSITY 2015 (in conjunction with SECON), deadline April 1
========================================= CFP: SWANSITY 2015 - 2nd Workshop on Smart Wireless Access Networks for Smart cITY >>>>> In conjunction with SECON 2015 <<<<< ========================================= 22 June 2015, SEATTLE - USA www.ieee-secon.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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2:09 PM | [DMANET] Workshop on Mixed_integer Nonlinear Optimization Methods for Energy Systems Engineering - Final Call
Final Call for Participation----------------------Two-Day Workshop on"MIXED-INTEGER NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING"(http://www.or.rwth-aachen.de/minomese2015)March 9-10, 2015, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, GermanyDescription-----------The OPTIMIZATION-BASED DESIGN OF ENERGY SYSTEMS generally leads to mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) problems. In recent years, a surge of interest in (non-convex) MINLP problems in the mathematical optimization […]
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11:57 AM | [DMANET] CTW 2015 - CALL FOR PAPERS
--------------------------CTW 2015 - CALL FOR PAPERS--------------------------13th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs & Combinatorial OptimizationIstanbul, TurkeyMay 26-28, 2015.------------------------------------------------------------------* Website: http://ctw2015.eng.marmara.edu.tr* Deadline for submission: February 15, 2015* Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2015* Workshop dates: May 26-28, […]
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11:42 AM | [DMANET] PhD positions in Algorithms and Complexity
PHD POSITIONS IN ALGORITHMS AND COMPLEXITYApplications are invited for fully-funded 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 / Carrousel

January 22, 2015

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10:21 PM | [DMANET] CG Week Multimedia Exposition - Second Call for Submissions
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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9:23 PM | Reception for Undergraduate Students - Sculpture Barn Raising with George Hart
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 | Reception for Undergraduate Students - Sculpture Barn Raising with George Hart
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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9:23 PM | MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
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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9:23 PM | SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Special Presentation
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 | SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Special Presentation
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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9:23 PM | MAA Poster Session - Mathematical outreach programs
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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9:23 PM | MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
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 | MAA Poster Session - Mathematical outreach programs
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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9:22 PM | MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
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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