## Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks — on vacation

August 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

We’re on vacation for the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, you can stop by on twitter (@mathblogging) to get your daily dose of picks.

## 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

- At Images des Mathématiques (translation), Frederic Brechenmacher gives a kaleidoscopic portrait of Camille Jordan.

### 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

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

- At Computational Complexity, Bill Gasarch discussed natural vs unnatural mathematical objects.
- At Travels in a Mathematical World, Peter Rowlett wonders about the culture of historical inaccuracies.
- At Good Math, Bad Math, Mark Chu Caroll takes apart the NYT’s op ed “Is Algebra Necessary?”.
- Dan Ma explains how useful Jones’ Lemma can be.
- At Mathlog (translation), Thilo Kuessner explains the most counter-intuitive topology result — Nash’s C1-embedding theorem.

### 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

August 2, 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 “**Art**“, “**Visual**” and “**Fun**“**.**

### Art, Visual

- Vi Hart teams up with Numberphile’s Brady Haran for a Dialogue for 2.
- Spiked Math turns “every finite strongly connected aperiodic directed graph of uniform out-degree has a synchronizing coloring” into a surprising visual game.
- I omikron wanders, randomly, in 3D.
- dataisnature portrays recent work by Dominik Strzelec.

### Poetry, Essay etc.

- At Intersections, Jo Anne Growney shares as snowball poem of women in mathematics.
- At Flowing Data, Nathan Yau wonders when statistics and data science will start moving closer again.
- At The Aperiodical, Christian Perfect finds the world’s first integers-as-a-service provider, Brooklyn Integers.

### Enjoy!

## Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

July 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last week, we focused on “**Education**“**.**

### Projects, lessons, etc.

- Mathy McMatherson has some resources on teaching computer science.
- Angry Math gives a concrete example of Confidence Intervals.
- math hombre prepares for a talk about GeoGebra — with a purpose!
- At squareCircleZ, Murray Bourne challenges you to predict the future.
- At ThinkThankThunk, Shawn Cornally teaches calculus with glow sticks.

### Community

- At dy/dan, Dan Meyer’s new series Ladder Of Abstraction connects with language.
- At MT|SM, Marshall Thompson gives 5 topics he’s bored with, and 5 topics he’s in love with.
- Park Mathematics looks for a unified approach for teaching mathematics.
- At Mathematics under the Microscope, Alexandre Borovik reflects on women in the violent world of mathematics.

### Art, Exposition etc.

- Let’s Play Math! takes on the “multiplication is not repeated addition” debate.
- At Mathem@ticaMente (translation), Anarita explains why 0^0 is indeterminate.
- exzuberant helps you find mathematical photos under creative commons.

## Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

July 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last week, we focused on “**Applied**” blogs**.**

### Exposition, Interviews etc.

- At The Laughing Mathematician, Thomas Wooley interviews Andrew Hodges, author of “Alan Turing: The Enigma”.
- Mr. Palomar (translation) concludes his series on quantum computing with a post on Peter Shor’s famous algorithm.
- At The Endeavour, John Cook explains how to computationally deal with logarithms of large factorials.

### Community

- At mathbabe, Cathy O’Neill explains why mathematicians know how to admit they are wrong (in mathematics at least).
- At Turing’s Invisible Hand, Ariel Procaccia wonders about impartial division of scientific credit.
- The Geomblog features a guest post by Samira Daruki on the Women in Theory workshop at Princeton.

### Research

- At Short, Fat Matrices, Dustin Mixon explains phase retrieval in quantum mechanical systems.
- At My Brain is Open, Shiva Kintali reviews “Elements of Automata Theory”.
- Normal Derivate explains the the modern two-sample test.

### Enjoy!

## Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks — on vacation

July 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

We will be back with fresh picks next week.