Monthly Archives: March 2009

Bracketology: The Madness of March

The American Institute of Physics has just sent me a press release, whose subject line I have borrowed for the title of this post. The release discusses the mathematics of an upcoming college basketball tournament: Mathematicians who study problems like … Continue reading

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Spare ribs

I’ve been Way Out West for the past few days, exploring a desert landscape where everything bristles. Ros and I went walking in the foothills of the Santa Catalina range, north of Tucson. At one point along the trail we … Continue reading

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More mysteries from the spamosphere

I get a daily Google Alert with news of web pages that mention my books. Lately the alerts have been pretty weird. I’m not going to publish the URLs because I’m not sure what mischief is behind all this, and … Continue reading

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