Interview with a mathematician: Barry Mazur

Barry Mazur is the Gerhard Gade University Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University.  Barry is one the world’s leading experts on number theory, and his work focuses on Diophantine geometry and elliptic curves. His research in topology is also legendary, and he settled the generalized Schoenflies problem as a doctoral student. He is highly awarded,… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Barry Mazur

Modelling networks of enemies and friends

Common adversaries In recent news, Canada and Mexico decided to coordinate on trade given the uncertainty faced by the US position on NAFTA. In another news story, an infectious disease physician used a virus to fight back an anti-biotic resistant superbug that was killing her husband. We hear of similar stories of unexpected alliances often. In a slogan: enemies of… Read More Modelling networks of enemies and friends

Budget 2017, Naylor’s review, and the Mathematical Sciences in Canada

Originally posted on Piece of Mind:
James Colliander, Director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)  Nassif Ghoussoub, Director of the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) Ian Hambleton, Director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Fields) Luc Vinet, Directeur du Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) The direct funding of research initiatives on artificial intelligence (AI)…