Interview with a mathematician: Jordan Ellenberg

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

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

Interview with a mathematician: Izabella Laba

Izabella Laba is a leading mathematician working at the University of British Columbia. Her research spans several fields such as harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory, mathematical physics, and the relatively new (but fast-breaking) area of additive combinatorics. She is highly awarded, having won the prestigious Coxeter-James and Krieger-Nelson Prizes of the Canadian Mathematical Society. In 2012, she became a fellow… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Izabella Laba

Mathspeak 101

The language of mathematics People use the word “math” in a variety of ways in popular culture. They say things like: “delegate math,” “the math doesn’t add up”, or my personal favorite: “do the math.” But what do people really know about the subject? It is OK to be honest. There is no shame in not knowing… Read More Mathspeak 101