Disruption! I am an academic, and as you would expect, I love to read. I mainly read papers in academic journals and advanced texts in mathematics. I can’t remember the last time I was in a physical library. Actually, I walk through the library as a short cut across Ryerson University campus. However, I do heavily use the… Read More Publishing is dead, long live publishing
Some basic questions What is the use of mathematics, and why study it in the first place? The usual responses to these questions are that: Mathematics has wide ranging applications in the sciences and in engineering. Mathematics teaches you to think logically. I am not sure, however, these responses go far enough. My own view is that… Read More Why higher mathematics?