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Alfonso’s universe

Tardy announcement: I’ll be giving a talk tomorrow at Harvard. Details. If you’re in the neighborhood, please look in. Update: Harvard has posted video of the talk; please have a look, if you’re interested, and you’re equipped to play RealMedia … Continue reading

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Rosalind

This morning I’m about to get on the T and go to Cambridge City Hall for a significant personal event. I’d like to celebrate the occasion with a few lines of verse by the great mathematician (and lesser poet) James … Continue reading

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Good company

Scott Aaronson, at Shtetl-Optimized, blogs: To those of us who can’t tell a hypotenuse from a rhombus, the phrase “math journalism” sounds like an oxymoron. It brings to mind boring pedants like Martin Gardner, Sara Robinson, and Brian Hayes…. Thanks, … Continue reading

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Snappy or sappy?

Dear Readers, You may have noticed something weird in these pages over the past few days. When you roll your mouse cursor over a link to an external web page, a thumbnail preview of the page pops up like a … Continue reading

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Stupid questions

Whether or not anyone else is reading the stuff I’m posting here, the spammers have discovered me. And I’m afraid that “comment spam” is not as amusing as the e-mail variety. I have therefore installed one of those annoying sentry … Continue reading

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