PISA leans toward Vietnam

Vietnam and mathematics education I’m in Vietnam on holidays and enjoying the beautiful scenery and delicious food. I’ve been to Thailand, Cambodia, and China, and I would say Vietnam possesses elements of all these cultures, and of course, has its own unique identity forged over millennia of civilization. The pervasive traffic reminds me of India. By western standards, Vietnam… Read More PISA leans toward Vietnam

Internet Mathematics goes arXiv overlay

Internet Mathematics is a journal devoted to complex networks, and was founded by Fan Chung Graham in 2003. Research on complex networks is fast-breaking and interdisciplinary, and the journal provides a forum for high quality articles on the topic. The journal was published in four to six volumes a year, was originally published by AK Peters, and then moved… Read More Internet Mathematics goes arXiv overlay

Interview with a mathematician: Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies is the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Her doctoral work was in physics, focusing on the mathematics of quantum mechanics. She is best known for her discovery of compactly supported continuous wavelets, now called Daubechies wavelets. Her work has found broad application to signal and image processing,… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Ingrid Daubechies