Advice on writing your NSERC proposal.… Read More Tips on NSERC proposals
Maryam Mirzakhani dies at 40 from breast cancer.… Read More Maryam Mirzakhani passes
Erdős had a role to play with making mathematics more social.… Read More The Erdős effect
My thoughts on being a gay mathematician.… Read More On being a gay mathematician
CanaDAM’17 is underway at Ryerson, and tonight, Jordan Ellenberg is giving the Public Lecture on the cap set conjecture. I’m reposting my interview with him in honor of that occasion. Enjoy! *** Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He works in… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Jordan Ellenberg
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 are primes? A prime number is a positive integer with exactly two different divisors. For example, 2 is prime, as 1 and 2 divide it. The same is true for 3, 5, and 7. But 6 is not prime as it has four divisors 1, 2, 3 and 6. On first glance, we may think… Read More You can’t hide from the primes