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November 26, 2014

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8:18 AM | [DMANET] Research Assistant / Programmer Position in Nottingham - Computer Science & Operational Research
Position: *Research Assistant / Programmer*Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annumLocation: Microlise, Eastwood, NottinghamJob Term: PermanentAdditional Salary Information: 24 days leave, increasing to 29 days;PMI; EAP; Pension; free car parkingWould you like to work for a market leader in vehicle telematics?Are you a passionate about research in a programming environment?Then this new role assisting with R&D projects in our expandingDevelopment Team could be for you!The successful […]
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7:30 AM | 2445
2445 = 3 x 5 x 163.2445 is a truncated tetrahedral number (A005906).2445 is a number n such that n! has a square number of digits (A006488).2445 is the sum of nine nonzero 6th powers (A003365).2445 is a lucky number that is divisible by the sum of its digits (A118564).2445 divides 596 - 1.Source: What's Special About This Number?

November 25, 2014

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7:31 PM | UMBC chapter participates in Maryland Howard County Math Festival
On Tuesday November 18, the second annual Howard County Math Festival was held at Centennial High School in Maryland.  Members of the SIAM Student Chapter at UMBC (Samuel Khuvis, Jonathan Graf and Sarah Swatski) volunteered to have a table at the event to demonstrate the real-world applications of mathematics.  We also were able to promote […]
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6:54 PM | [DMANET] Open PhD and postdoc positions on Approximation Algorithms, Quantum Information and Semidefinite Optimization at CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
***********************************************CWI, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsOpen PhD and postdoc positions***********************************************Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has vacancies in the Network & Optimization research group for aPhD student and postdoc in the research project "Approximation Algorithms, Quantum Information and Semidefinite Optimization".This research project aims to explore the limits of efficient computation within classical and […]
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6:34 PM | [DMANET] MEGA 2015 - extension of submission deadline to 12 december 2014
****************************************************************Final call and *extended deadline* for papers/extended abstracts****************************************************************The deadline for submissions of papers/extended abstracts for MEGA 2015has been extended to 12 December 2014Effective Methods in Algebraic GeometryUniversity of Trento, Department of Mathematics,Povo (Trento) ItalyJune 15-19, 2015This is the 25th anniversary of MEGA. During the conference we will […]
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5:39 PM | Our Experience Talking to Undergraduates at the Field of Dreams Conference
By Kimberly Kaufeld and Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez, both postdoctoral fellows at SAMSI this year. A few weeks ago, Daniel and I had the pleasure of presenting and attending the Field of Dreams conference in Phoenix, AZ. The conference is supported by … Continue reading →
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3:38 PM | Roche Researcher Norman Mazer on models analyzing cholesterol and heart disease
What makes cholesterol good or bad? High-density lipoprotein, or “good cholesterol” is believed to play an important role in lowering cardiovascular disease risk. But how and why does it do so, and does raising the level of good cholesterol reduce one’s risk of heart disease? To answer this and other questions about cholesterol, Norman Mazer […]
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2:57 PM | Emmanuel Candes to Receive 2015 AMS-SIAM Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics  
From the AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY: Providence, RI—Emmanuel Candès will be awarded the 2015 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics. Candès holds the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics and is a professor of electrical engineering (by courtesy) and a member of the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University. The Birkhoff […]
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8:00 AM | 1795
1795 = 5 x 359.1795, 1797, and 1799 are consecutive semiprimes (A133609).1795 is the product of two distinct safe primes (A157352).1795 has a base 5 representation (24140) that begins with its base 9 representation (2414).1795 is the sum of 10 nonzero 8th powers (A003388).1795 is a Smith semiprime (A098837).Source: What's Special About This Number?
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5:00 AM | Emmanuel Candès to Receive 2015 AMS-SIAM Birkhoff Prize
Emmanuel Candès (left), Stanford University, will be awarded the 2015 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas "for his work on compressed sensing that has revolutionized signal processing and medical imaging and his related work on computational harmonic analysis, statistics and scientific computing."

November 24, 2014

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9:04 PM | SIAM Executive Director James Crowley named AAAS Fellow
Philadelphia, PA—James M. Crowley has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for a distinguished record as a scientific administrator in the U.S. Air Force and for the past two decades of outstanding leadership as executive director of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. With Crowley […]
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2:47 PM | [DMANET] Postdoc positions in Algorithms at TU Eindhoven (Nikhil Bansal)
Multiple Postdoc positions (for 2 years) are available in the areas of Approximation and Online algorithms at the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands. The positions will be under the mentorship of Nikhil Bansal. More details about the positions and the benefits can be found at http://www.win.tue.nl/~nikhil/vacancies.html TU Eindhoven is also located close to CWI and many other universities, and offers multiple opportunities for collaboration. Application deadline: Dec 15, […]
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1:56 PM | [DMANET] CFP (IndiaCom 2015 special session) -- 1 week to Extended Deadline
[We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this message.] Dear colleagues,This is a reminder that the paper submission extended deadline is December 1.Please, find the details below.--------------- CALL FOR PAPERS --------------- We invite you to contribute to the special session of the Indiacom 2015 conference. Please, find the details below. Session Title: Wireless Sensor Networks for sustainable development >From low layer communications to Software Oriented Architecture Special […]
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9:53 AM | Pre-Thanksgiving Day activities
We have a number of great activities for this time of year. Delicious pumpkin pie – Estimation, proportional reasoning, fraction multiplication, delicious pie Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – Describe, measure, calculate marching time, volumes of the giant balloons Not enough mashed potatoes –…Read more →
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8:00 AM | 1792
1792 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7.1792 is a Friedman number (A036057).1792 is the maximum number of pieces obtained by slicing a bagel (torus) with 21 cuts (A003600).1792 is a composite number such that the square root of the sum of squares of its prime factors is an integer (A134605).1792 is the number of simple graphs with 9 vertices and two cycles (A112410).1792 divides 978 - 1.Source: OEIS
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6:00 AM | Rome (ou pas ?), 1939
Un Congrès excluant les mathématiciens juifs et comment réagir à cette situation ? - Mathématiques ailleurs / Piste verte, featured
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5:00 AM | AMS Election Results
See results of the 2014 AMS election, including the outcomes of the elections of vice-president and trustee.
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12:39 AM | [DMANET] Invitation for: [IEEE] Computing Technology and Information Management Conference [ICCTIM2015], Malaysia
*************************************************************************** We apologize for multiples copies. Please circulate this CFP among your colleagues and students. *************************************************************************** [ICCTIM2015] The Second International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore Important Dates Paper due: Open from now until March […]

November 23, 2014

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2:57 PM | Math is a flat Circle
There are few things that bruise your professional ego more than no one showing up to an event you painstakingly and excitedly planned. In my case, it all came crashing down in early October. I had been planning to start … Continue reading →
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11:01 AM | Black Friday deals
When shopping next Friday, students will be able to add some understanding and analysis to the trip after calculating savings in dollars and percents with this timely investigation. black-friday2014.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3 , 7.EE.2 , 7.EE3  And for members we have…Read more →
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7:00 AM | Une de reste.
Je vous propose de jouer avec des graines de citrouille. Voilà le principe, il est simple. Commençons par jouer à deux. Sur la table il y a un certain nombre de graines de citrouille. Disons au moins 15 ou un nombre assez difficile à évaluer précisément à l'oeil. À chacun son tour, il faut prélever une, deux ou trois graines, à son libre choix. L'objectif est de faire prendre la dernière à son adversaire. Les enfants à partir de 10 ans s'amusent beaucoup à cela et peuvent […]
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5:35 AM | Two MIT seniors and an alumnus named Rhodes Scholars
Elliot Akama-Garren ’15, Anisha Gururaj ’15, and Noam Angrist ’13 are among 32 winners nationwide.

November 21, 2014

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2:30 PM | Doing what we think is the minimum necessary is more difficult that being fully committed
A couple of years ago, I committed to giving a series of lectures (a sort of mini-course) on measure theory at the Universidad de El Salvador. Not a big deal except for two challenges. (1) Teaching at a primarily undergraduate … Continue reading →
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12:56 PM | 'The imitation game'
Over the last few years the name of Alan Turing, mathematician and WWII code breaker, has emerged from relative obscurity.read more
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12:31 PM | [DMANET] ** POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS in Lyon 2015 **
** POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS in Lyon 2015 ** The Excellency Laboratory MILYON offers three post-doctoral positions in mathematics and fundamental computer science for the academic years 2015-2017. The candidates will do their research in one of the following laboratories: - Unité de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon) - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon) - Institut […]
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10:57 AM | Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
Students study a map of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, describe, measure and hypothesize why this route was chosen.   Then they calculate how long each band will be marching and what time they will arrive at the finish. Students…Read more →
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10:04 AM | [DMANET] CfP (Extension of Submission Deadline) for ICITS 2015 in Lugano (International Conference on Information-theoretic Security)
---------------------------------------------New Submission Deadline for Conference Track: November 28, 2014---------------------------------------------Call for Papers: ICITS 2015===========================8th International Conference on Information-theoretic Security (ICITS)May 2-5, 2015, USI Lugano, Switzerlandwww.icits2015.netThis is the eighth in a series of conferences that aims to bring together the leading researchers in theareas of information theory, quantum information […]
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9:36 AM | [DMANET] AutoMathA 2015: Announcement and Call for Survey Lectures
Announcement and Call for Survey Lectures AutoMathA 2015 Jewels of Automata: from Mathematics to Applications Leipzig, May 6--9, 2015 www.automatha.uni-leipzig.de The conference AutoMathA 2015 will survey a wide picture of research in automata theory and related mathematical fields. It will consist of 24 invited lectures which will describe significant progress over the past years, and will be a meeting point for […]
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8:00 AM | 5101
5101 is a prime number.5099 and 5101 form a twin prime pair.5101 is the initial prime in a set of four consecutive primes with common difference 6 (A033451).5101 is a prime formed from merging four successive digits in the decimal expansion of e (A104845).5101 is a prime whose sum of digits is 7 (A062337).5101 is a centered 17-gonal number (A069130).5101 has a representation as a sum of two squares: 5101 = 502 + 512. 5101 is a prime that is the sum of at least two consecutive squares […]
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5:00 AM | Hee Oh to Receive 2015 AMS Satter Prize
Hee Oh (left) of Yale University will be awarded the 2015 AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas. Oh is honored for her "fundamental contributions to the fields of dynamics on homogeneous spaces, discrete subgroups of Lie groups, and applications to number theory."
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