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Money for nothing, research grants for free

This really is not some value-neutral fascinating social phenomenon such as the currently en vogue “academic acceleration“: it is a bad use of academic time! 230 more words

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Science Careers in Industry: Top Ten Myths

Post written by Brad Fackler, MBA

When you have primarily worked in an academic setting, any other work path can seem like a confusing and scary venture. 995 more words

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The Perils of Maths

This would be funny if it weren’t real. When I read this story I first thought it was a remake of the old joke about… 221 more words

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Serge Lang (1927–2005)

“Why did Bourbaki stop writing?” The answer is that they discovered that Serge Lang is one person.

The story about “this notation sucks” and other interesting stuff about his life and work… http://www.ams.org/notices/200605/fea-lang.pdf

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The disposable academic

An old article in the Economist about what happens after PhD (spoiler: not so good things)… still true.


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Fields medalist Klaus Roth (1925-2015) has left a fortune to health charities

Klaus Roth, Britain’s first Fields Medalist, who died last year at the age of 90, has left over £1.3 mln to the charities Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland and MacMillan Cancer Support in Inverness, Scotland. 523 more words

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