Advice on writing your NSERC proposal.… Read More Tips on NSERC proposals
A brief tour of the PageRank algorithm.… Read More All about PageRank
My thoughts on being a gay mathematician.… Read More On being a gay mathematician
Who is Cédric Villani? Cédric Villani is many things: a rock star mathematician, a Fields medalist, and a bestselling author. He is also running as a member of the party La République En Marche! for the National Assembly in France. With shoulder length hair, cravat, and spider brooch, Villani does not look like your typical mathematician. He is certainly not… Read More Vote Villani!
What’s in a name? OK, the title of this week’s post is deceptive. I don’t plan to debate whether mathematics is an art or science (or neither or both), nor will I consider the relative truth of the continuum hypothesis depending on which axioms of set theory you accept. Having returned from Greece, where modern mathematics partially originated… Read More The meaning of Mathematics
Seeing is believing In my field of graph theory, or network science as it is sometimes called, we study dots and lines, and the patterns formed by the dots joining up with lines. The dots are referred to as nodes and the lines are edges. Networks are combinatorial patterns, analyzed using discrete mathematics. In network science, we… Read More Visualizing networks
January is one of my busiest months behind September. I’m focusing my energy now on NSERC evaluations, writing my book on graph searching, pursuing my research program, and working with graduate students. I’m also Associate Dean and teaching a course, so things are hectic (the question really is, when are they not?). For this blog, I… Read More Mashup: PBS Infinite Series, NSERC, and Anna Magnani