Tag Archive: academia

Computers beat the devil?

I am a little behind the times on this, but Dave Richeson recently posted a quote from Michael Atiyah: Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician. The devil says:… Continue reading

My dream Royal Institution

Edit 24/1/13The RI crisis returns with the recent announcement that the buildings might have to be sold. Some are calling for clear statements of visions for the future, so I believe that this… Continue reading

Finding Ada: Alicia Stott Boole

March the 24th is the birthday of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. An icon for mathematicians and computer scientists as the first programmer. She developed algorithms that could be run on Babbage‘s analytical… Continue reading

The Laws of Gelada (How to be a grad student)

Laws of graduate school to help you become a misbehaved top scientist.

Laptops are not the problem…

I take on Doron Zeilberger on laptops and talks

Communication at the LMS

The importance of communication the the future of the LMS and mathematics

Future Fantasy

Lets suppose we achieve the impossible, a world in which only the human endeavour necessary goes into the essentials. Food, shelter and so on. Where the remainder of our time and energy as… Continue reading

Future of the LMS

I have just posted on the Save the LMS blog. I will repeat it here. A little bit of back story. Towards the end of last year the leaderships of the London Mathematical… Continue reading

Eigenfactor

A short, and late post this week, general chaos in my life is to blame.  Unfortunately the busy sort, not the simply disorganised sort.   In my previous post I talked about strengthening… Continue reading