Anna Haensch and Annie Rorem are the hosts of a new podcast, The Other Half. This post is based on the first episode, about racism and segregation. In episode one of The Other Half, we look to mathematics as a potential tool for understanding racism and segregation in our society. To get a sense of... Read more »
As we noted Saturday, there was so much happening around the web last week that it made sense to break up Weekend Reads, especially since this is a holiday weekend in the U.S. and elsewhere. Here’s part 2: Last Wednesday, 102-year-old Ingeborg Rapoport became the oldest person to ever receive a PhD, righting a Nazi […]
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Actually, it's not just a NYT problem -- it extends throughout the media -- but it has gotten particularly embarrassing with what is supposed to be our best paper. The NYT has always identified with the upper classes ("It does not soil the breakfast cloth") but recently it has come to focus on and empathize with the one percent to such a degree that the identification is distorting its journalistic judgement.We've seen irony-free articles about how hard it is getting by on 300K and op-eds on […]
John Forbes Nash se ne è andato.
Lo sapete certo già, e non staremo allora a dirvi di più.
Lo celebrammo con un compleanno, tempo fa: uno dei pochi "compleanni" dedicanti a matematici viventi.
Tanto vale ricordarlo così, rileggendo quanto scritto il giorno del suo 81° compleanno: in fondo, la matematica non ha ancora ben definito la differenza [...]
Every year I promise myself that I’ll just stay in one place for the summer, and every year that simply doesn’t happen. Today I’m posting from CIRM in Marseille, France. Next week I’m headed to Hong Kong to visit with … Continue reading →