Math is AMAZING

Math is AMAZING and we have to start treating it that way Eugenia Cheng is the scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and author, whose latest book is “Beyond Infinity.” Read her opinion on why math is in need of a makeover. EUGENIA CHENG: I would like you to meet a friend of mine. He’s really useful. Wait. That doesn’t make him sound very interesting, does it? Or fun. Wouldn’t it be better to say, hi, I would like…

Advice from Karen E. Smith for graduate students in math

“Start where you are at, and don’t compare yourself to others. Work hard, get help, and stay on the path. Sometimes you will fail. That’s OK…Do lots of calculations and examples, be curious, be solid on the basics. Also, remember to take care of yourself… Find advice and mentoring from many different people at different places in their careers and even in different careers… soothe a lot of anxiety by helping others.” Read about her life path and math in Notices of the AMS August…

interview with Villani in Science by Elisabeth Pain

Q&A: Why a top mathematician has joined Emmanuel Macron’s revolution By Elisabeth PainJun. 19, 2017 , 4:45 PM French President Emmanuel Macron has promised his country a revolution—and after a comfortable victory in the parliamentary elections, he is well-positioned to deliver. Macron’s brand-new centrist and reformist party, La République En Marche!, won 308 of the 577 seats in the National Assembly yesterday. Almost half of his delegates are women; most have never been active in politics. What the upset will mean for French science is unclear.…

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