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Mathematics Stuff To Read Or Listen To

I concede January was a month around here that could be characterized as “lazy”. Not that I particularly skimped on the Reading the Comics posts. But they’re relatively easy to do: the comics tell me what to write about, and I could do a couple paragraphs on most anything, apparently. 445 more words

Math

Professor spotlight: Dr. Michael McDaniel

Story by America DeGraw, Reporter
Photo Courtesy of Michael McDaniel

Dr. Michael McDaniel is not your average math professor. His vivacious and intense personality has garnered him attention from his students in the best ways possible. 685 more words

News

The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Unlink

This is going to be a fun one. It lets me get into knot theory again.

Unlink.

An unlink is what knot theorists call that heap of loose rubber bands in that one drawer compartment. 918 more words

Math

Knots (and a lot many things)

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

Physics And Mathematics

How to hang a picture

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

Mathematics

Some Mathematical Tweets To Read

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

Math

SnapPy 2.4 released

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.

3-manifolds