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Paul Lockhart's compelling argument for scrapping the mathematics curriculum. It's worth all 25 pages of reading.
Some biologist's advice for grad students. This is in some ways more focussed on "experimental" disciplines, but there are nuggets in there for math students also. Some that are less so, but then distinguishing them is, as they say, an exercise for the reader. Besides, it's always nice to have some understanding of the other guy too.
am was coaching the University of Ottawa Putnam
team this last year.
This is continent-wide math exam/contest run by Harvard University. Think of it as the
post-secondary version of the high school math contests you might know about, but it's
all long-answer. Weekly practice sessions.
Click the link to find out more!
Combinatorics, broadly speaking. This includes graph theory, algebraic graph theory, association schemes, and matroids.
A link to some interesting (to me) conferences.
Links to some interesting (to you) conferences can be found courtesy of Peter Cameron or Doug West or Marianne Mandl.
I generally leave old courses locked. If you want access, let me know.
A video summary of 1945–1998. Check out the cafe or the turtle.
A musical discussion of transit fares and some background.
A nice discussion of PowerPoint. True, I don't personally launch space shuttles but the argument is more widely applicable. Don't miss out on the analysis of the powerpoint slides a little way down.
A site dedicated to Canadian election forecasting
Some interesting graphs about Canadian debt and deficits, and a more up-to-date version.
Theorem of the Day
Earthquake of the Day and also Christchurch quake
Visit the museum
Incomplete List Of Books: chosen by some non-linear combination of good read, recent, deeply meaningful, funny, and "other".
The Bach Choir in Wellington, the Canonbury Chamber Choir in London and the KW Philharmonic Choir in Kitchener-Waterloo.
The Princess in KW.
Some sailboats in Wellington.
You shouldn't stare at the sun. Read Tom Lehrer's poignant letter home.
The High Priestess.
If you like a free internet then say so. Some people don't like it; please (re-)consider the amount of money you choose to heap upon those who might not.
Je n'aurais pas d'horaire fixe durant la période des examens. Je serais généralement disponible durant la journée, et les étudiants sont bienvenus de passer me voir, mais ce serait préférable de faire un rendez-vous par email.
I will not have a fixed schedule during the exam period. I will generally be available during the day, and students are welcome to stop by to see me, but it is preferable to make an appointment by email.
I live and work here.
office: KED 201G (585 King Edward)
Disclaimer: This is my webpage.