Stories about mathematics, students, professors, mathematicians, abstract nonsense, research, papers, publishing, and academia.
As many other young couples, when my wife and I looked for our first home, we were obsessed with the idea of an “open concept” home. How do I wish now, with 20-20 vision, for a closed concept home or, perhaps, a middle ground: a clopen concept. (A work day at home during a pandemic.)
I went to a real math conference today, an in-person conference, not one of the many virtual seminars and conferences that are so prevalent in these pandemic days. I miss travel so much that I just had to lay down on my bed, close my eyes for a few minutes, and imagine that I was about to go far, far away.
In this post, I describe my “final boss fight” in search of a tenure-track position in mathematics. In fact, just like my favorite heroes in the Geonosis arena, there were three final bosses awaiting me at the end of the road, with three corresponding tenure-track interviews (each one of them with an unexpected twist).
- The Day She Proved It
- Adventures in Online Program Organizing
- A Mathematician’s Logbook During a Pandemic
- The Importance of Being Bounded
- A Mathematician’s Love Letter to Birders
- How to do Research in Pure Math
- The Missing Chapter in the Adventures of The Ingenious Knight Don Quijote of La Mancha
- Teaching Debut
- Mathematical Cuisine
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