Interview with a mathematician: Jordan Ellenberg

Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He works in arithmetic algebraic geometry, and is well-known for his research connecting geometry, number theory, and topology. He is highly awarded, and is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, as well as a Guggenheim and… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Jordan Ellenberg

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wattpad: Writing in the age of Digital Publishing

All things Wattpadian I’m posting a brief blog this week as I am back from vacation. I gave a guest lecture at Ryerson University this Monday in Dr. Jason Boyd’s graduate course Digital Publishing, where I shared my knowledge and experience with the on-line, self-publishing platform Wattpad. I’ve posted short stories on this platform. The… Read More How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wattpad: Writing in the age of Digital Publishing

Mashup: PBS Infinite Series, NSERC, and Anna Magnani

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

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