Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

August 10, 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 “Pure Researchers.

Exposition

Research

  • Summertime is conference time. Here are a few posts reporting from meetings: SymOmega‘s Gordon Royle visit the Third Workshop on Graphs and Matroids in Maastricht, PhD+Epsilon‘s Adriana Salerno went to three workshops and Peter Cameron was at the Workshop on Homogeneous Structures in Prague.
  • Also including some workshop material, Emanuel Kowalski shares multiple research related news.
  • At the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Groups, José Figueroa-O’Farrill does some research-blogging about his joint paper on homogeneity conjecture for supergravity backgrounds.

Community

  • Scott Aaronson alerted the community that the Complexity Zoo was down — it’s back up but volunteers are still needed.
  • Not Even Wrong, Peter Woit shares his thoughts on The Fundamental Physics prize.
  • At Piece of Mind, Nassif Ghoussoub believes the Canadian government is starting to get it.
  • Gyre&Gimble ponders mathematical and linguistical ability.

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

June 21, 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 “Pure Researchers.

Research

Community, Art

Exposition

  • Gaussianos (translation) explains how Zeckendorf’s representation by Fibonacci numbers connects to converting miles and kilometers.
  • ∑idiot’s Blog gives you Latent Dirichlet Allocation from scratch.
  • At Division by Zero, Dave Richeson found a nice puzzle with a squarable region by Leonardo da Vinci.

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

May 15, 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 “Pure Researchers.

Research

  • At Aleph Zero Categorical, Jason Polak gives Kaplansky’s proof that every projective module over a local ring is free.
  • At My Biased Coin, guest blogger Justin Thaler explains a recent paper he co-authored on attribute-efficient learning.
  • At Combinatorics and more, Gil Kalai lets you catch up before the debate on Quantum Fault-Tolerance Debate continues.

Community

  • At The Accidental Mathematician, Izabella Laba continues her series on teaching loads.
  • At Computational Complexity, Lance Fortnow observes how CS conference have becom a pay-to-publish venue.
  • At Piece of Mind, Nassif Ghoussoub shares more bad news on the bleed-out of NSERC’s Discovery Program.
  • At Mathlog, Thilo Kuessner links to three videos by the Humboldt Foundation portraying Weiss, Kreimer and Levine.

Exposition

  • At Area 777, Conan Wu shares some notes on a talk by Terry Tao on the 3-dim Hilbert-Smith conjecture.
  • Gaussianos (translation) explains how Fermat’s Last Theorem escaped the clutches of Lame.
  • Out of the Norm introduces you to the wonderful Schreier sets with a surprise connection to Fibonacci numbers.

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

April 10, 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 “Pure Researchers.

Exposition

Research

  • At Azimuth, John Baez links to his robot-supported talk on environmental issues at Google.
  • Out of the Norm explains Gowers’ hyperplane space using Jenga.
  • Quomodocumque reflects on probalitities of probabilities.
  • Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP wonders if protein folding couldn’t be solved with inspiration from lazy evaluation.

Community

  • Episodic Thoughts discusses prizes for young mathematicians and calls for a Galois prize.
  • Piece of Mind reports the latest innovation at BIRS: live streaming and recording of all talks.
  • The Secret Blogging Seminar discusses an upcoming piece in the Notices of the AMS regarding the Elsevier boycott.
  • James Colliander analyzes the NSERC discovery grant results for Toronto.

Enjoy!

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