Prof. Louis H. Kauffman is here at IISER Pune for a few days. For a man of his age (he’ll turn 72 the coming February), he hardly shows any signs of frailty – he has given three (pretty long) talks in the last two days. 127 more words
Professor Knot was very proud of his collection of paintings that were hanging on all the walls in his apartment. Our story begins when a neighbor from a nearby apartment started indoor reconstruction. 204 more words
Can’t deny that I will sometimes stockpile links of mathematics stuff to talk about. Sometimes I even remember to post it. Sometimes it’s a tweet like this, which apparently I’ve been carrying around since April: … 488 more words
A new version of SnapPy, a program for studying the topology and geometry of 3-manifolds, is available. Added features include a census of Platonic manifolds, rigorous computation of cusp translations, and substantial improvements to its link diagram component.