Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Why are Pencils Yellow?

Monday, October 29, 2018

E. L. Ince and the State of Differential Equations in England in 1926

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Dodgers Win Game 3 of the World Series 3–2 in 18 Innings!


It's a great day for a ball game. Let's play two!

Many records were set, including longest postseason game (by time) and longest World Series game (by both inning and time). It tied the record for most innings in a postseason game.

(We're still down 2 games to 1, so we have an uphill climb. But today was really exciting. Let's see what tomorrow brings!)

Monday, October 22, 2018

Spatial and Information Efficiency in Price Lists

Everything's clear, right?

(Tip of the cap to Heather Zinn Brooks.)

"Network Science In Education: Transformational Approaches in Teaching and Learning"

Our book on network science in education just came out. Here are some details.

Title: Network Science In Education: Transformational Approaches in Teaching and Learning

Editors: Catherine B. Cramer, Mason A. Porter, Hiroki Sayama, Lori Sheetz, and Stephen Miles Uzzo

The book also includes my chapter about developing my undergraduate mathematics course about networks.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Which Headline Do You Prefer?

Using a 'Sort' Function to Order the Chicken and the Egg

(I saw this through a 'like' by Chris Danforth on Twitter.)

Friday, October 12, 2018

A Map of Every Building in America


A Really Fancy Visual Illusion


Thursday, October 04, 2018

Amazing Visual Illusion: A Dynamic Müller–Lyer Illusion

This visual illusion is amazing. It is a dynamic Müller–Lyer illusion.

(Tip of the cap to Marcel Salathe.)

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Look at Me, I'm 𝞧 sub d...

I am going to have a field day for puns with this new (for me) nugget of information...

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

How Many First-Authored Papers in "Leading" Journals Does One Need to be Hired as an Assistant Professor?

This is in ecology, but we can think of analogous exercises for mathematics and physics (including also with numbers of citations of papers at the time of being hired).

FYI: I have seen several things on this blog over the years that are relevant far beyond their core ecology audience, so it's worth a look beyond this post.

Update: It's also not required to have lots of citations to get a top faculty job. It would be good to see a distribution of what people have had in practice. (The number of citations listed by Google Scholar for me for 2006 is 53.)

Monday, October 01, 2018

Dodgers Win 6th Straight National League West Division Title!

The Dodgers won the game-163 tie-breaker with the Colorado Rockies to win their 6th straight National League West division title!

We face the Atlanta Braves in one of the two National League Division Series starting on Thursday. Go Dodgers!