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

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