Weekly Picks

October 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you didn’t know, we read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org collecting posts that give you an impression of the quality we find every day.

So with a bit of a delay due to the code update, here some quick picks from last week.

Researchers

Azimuth reviewed a paper the network of global corporate control.

Mathbabe offered advice for picking a data scientist.

The Accidental Mathematician pondered the old problem that methodology is the objective in mathematics.

Numbers Rule Your World explained how not to critique models.

Punk Rock OR helped out with some advice when considering grad school in operations research.

OR in an OB World revisited Benders Decomposition.

Xi’an’s Og found a math paper on rock climbing!

Nanoexplanations investigated an independent discovery of Costas arrays.

Educators

Mathematics for Teaching pondered the role of visualization in mathematics education.

Angles of Reflection wondered about the use(lesness) of homework.

Art

10-minute math made some fantastic interactive flash math art.

Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks investigated numbers in commercial products.

History

Images des Mathématiques had a piece on the development of the legend of Evariste Galois (translation).

Renaissance Mathematicus celebrated Ada Lovelace day by portaying four early female astronomers.

Journalists

The Monkeys-Typing-Shakespeare story was discussed by both The Numbers Guy and Maurizio Codogno (translation).

Understanding Uncertainty had a guest post taking apart a BBC story on bowel cancer deaths.

Shout outs

to Comutations and Permutations is coming back and wants your help!

to Theoretical Physics Stackexchange that made it to public beta!

Enjoy!

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