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Just returned from FPSAC Paris. I only took a few pictures; they are below. Here are a few things that were wonderful: The Musée d’Orsay, especially Van Gogh and Monet. Also, the 3rd floor (which you can hardly tell exists; … Continue reading
Dear fellow citizens: if you live in a city where mass transit fare payment is enforced by random police sweep, and you have an outstanding warrant, please remember to pay your fare!
From an AP article about the EPA maybe-sort-of backing off its contention that fracking contributed to water pollution in one particular spot in Wyoming: Environmentalists have voiced concern about fracking causing groundwater pollution for years, but the practice has significantly … Continue reading
My mother worked for some time with the late Victor Rabinowitz, who became a close friend of hers. He was, among other things, extremely literary, but his favorite book was this mass-market legal thriller, the story of a young man … Continue reading
If you’re solving a combinatorial problem depending on a parameter n and the first few values are 1, 1, 2, 5, 14, your sequence is the Catalan numbers. If the next term of the sequence is 42, that constitutes a … Continue reading
Not much content here except to say that this Crooked Timber post about one professor’s experience hiring an undergraduate as a teaching coach (he does not use those words) is fascinating.