Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts in one category from last week to give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer. (Read this for more information on this change.)

Last week, we focused on “General“, “Journalism“, and “Institutions.

Exposition, Research

  • At Error Statistics Philosophy, Deborah Mayo has a new series collecting reactions to Larry Wasserman’s “Low Assumptions, High Dimensions”.
  • At The DeMorgan Journal, Alexandre Borovik tells a tale of long division.
  • At Girls’ Angle you’ll learn how to make Pythagorean triples with matrix magic.

Institutions

Journalism

  • At the New Scientist, Jacob Aron reports on the first simple, symmetric 11-set Venn diagram.
  • bit-player explores the odd story of Jevons’ Number.

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

June 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts in one category from last week to give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer. (Read this for more information on this change.)

Last week, we focused on “General“, “Journalism“, and “Institutions.

Exposition

  • In memory of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday, many posts went up last week. This week’s range of topics pointed us to three in particular. At the LMS’s De Morgan Journal, Barry Cooper writes on the bullying of British geeks, Maurizio Codogno (translation) explains the Turing Google doodle and at Dueallamenouno (translation) Roberto Natalini portrays Turing and the much less known Turing-Murray theorem explaining animal fur markings.
  • The Renaissance Mathematicus portrays James Short. the greatest maker of 18th century reflecting telescopes.
  • Degree of Freedom explains why a cube cannot be dissected into pairwise different cubes.

Institutions

  • At SIAM connect, Shigui Ruan and Daozhou Gao explain their recent work on modeling malaria.

Journalism

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts in one category from last week to give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer. (Read this for more information on this change.)

Last week, we focused on “General“, “Journalism“, and “Institutions.

Exposition

  • At M-Phi, Catarina Dutilh Novaes discusses a Kantian relic — “logic as umpire”.
  • Math Munch has a great week with fractals, kitting and 3-d design.

Institutions

Journalism

  • Mariano Tomatis investigates the fatal number 27.
  • At Simple City, Richard Elwes ponders the statistics for ranking Cricket players.
  • At NewScientist, Jacob Aron reports on a recent paper on a space-filling problem real-world applications.

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

April 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts in one category from last week to give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer. (Read this for more information on this change.)

Last week, we focused on “General“, “Journalism“, and “Institutions.

Exposition

History

Journalism

  • The New APPS blog pointed you to two pieces in the Guardian — one on racism in Mathematics and another one on the ‘academic Spring’.
  • bit-player, as promised in its column in the American Scientist, released a javascript implementation the 1972 doomsday model World3, including a lot of background writing.

Enjoy!

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