Category Archives: Math

TX Stem Librarians’ Conference!

I am in Austin tonight–looking at a great view of the Tower on the UT campus from my hotel room! Looking forward to hearing the large number of speakers giving 5 or 15 minute talks on projects ranging from outreach … Continue reading

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That’s in Google Books? Really?!

Much talk has been made about Google Books over the last year. I have poked around some, and even wrote about it last year. But, I continue to be amazed at the scope! Today I needed a classic mathematics paper … Continue reading

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Seminaire Bourbaki

The Séminaire Nicolas Bourbaki (Bourbaki Seminar) is a series of seminars  (in fact public lectures with printed notes distributed) that has been held in Paris since 1948. It is one of the major institutions of contemporary mathematics, and a barometer … Continue reading

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Rankings of University Departments

With budgets being watched, everyone is starting to look at rankings, and department spending, etc. I had the occasion to do a little work on looking at rankings the last couple of weeks, and got some great feedback from the … Continue reading

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A mathematician that never existed!

Bourbaki : a secret society of mathematics. Mashaal, Maurice. QA29 .B692 M3713 2006 The artist and the mathematician : the story of Nicolas Bourbaki, the genius mathematician who never existed. Aczel, Amir D. QA29 .B692 A29 2006 An interesting bit … Continue reading

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Long and confusing!

I don't often have to look up old issues of Comptes Rendus, but whenever I do, I am always reminded of the genealogy chart from the wonderful University of Washington! Chart The entry at Wikipedia says that  Comptes rendus was … Continue reading

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Games improve math skills

Interesting study out of Scotland today says that a daily video game can lead to improved math! http://mathdl.maa.org/  The study can be found at: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/ictineducation/gamesbasedlearning/aboutgbl/index.asp Games-based learning. Excerpt: A Daily Dose of a Video Game Can Lead to Math Gains … Continue reading

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