Monthly Archives: April 2008

Skills I wish I have but may never do

  First of all, as I was struggling with one of those analytical papers in my backpack while waiting for my RCC interview, I couldn’t help marveling at those people who seem to actually enjoy reading papers. To me even … Continue reading

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meditation

  This is a retrospective entry. Such entries are written whenever I am extremely unproductive and bored to death, as is evident in the first two sentences of meaningly ramble already. Anyway, I went to a group discussion on meditation … Continue reading

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funniest testimony in ages

Today I checked out a math professor’s website over at Umich, whom I met at a conference three years ago during my 2nd REU program at Central Michigan University. And I saw his testimonial page packed with quotes from his past … Continue reading

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Useless Arithmetic

  Despite the provocative title, I am not here complaining about my academic life. Rather, this is the title of a math book that recently came out the press, written to criticize the misuse of mathematical modeling in environmental science. … Continue reading

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Oh Galois my Galois

  Couple of years ago when I first introduced my high school friends to abstract algebra, and the most glorious name associated with it, Evariste Galois. They weren’t that excited. In fact one chubby friend of mine called him the Gaylois … Continue reading

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