An introduction to infinity

Without end Fast forward two years, and The Intrepid Mathematician is still rolling with over forty-four thousand views. On this anniversary of the start of the blog, my motivation is to explain the mathematical notion of infinity simply so anyone with a basic high school math background would understand. Everyone has intuition about infinity, but mathematicians have made this intuition precise.… Read More An introduction to infinity

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

Interview with a mathematician: Alejandro Adem

I’m pleased this week to present my interview with Alejandro Adem, Canada Research Chair in Algebraic Topology at University of British Columbia. Alejandro was born in Mexico City and completed his doctorate at Princeton University. Not only is he a stellar mathematician, but he is the CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs Canada. Mitacs is a… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Alejandro Adem

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