"Hardtmuth settled on yellow to communicate the graphite’s geographical origins, while also linking its product to the long-held Chinese associations of royalty, and therefore superiority." https://t.co/Mn1LjGRbYQ— Samuel Arbesman (@arbesman) October 31, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
E. L. Ince, being snarky about the state of the study of differential equations in England, in the preface of his classic 1926 book on the subject. pic.twitter.com/nLPXLv5mNt— Mason Porter (@masonporter) October 29, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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!)
Friday, October 26, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
theres gotta be a better way to convey this information pic.twitter.com/pHEswDU0TC— sean (@seanposting) October 21, 2018
(Tip of the cap to Heather Zinn Brooks.)
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
Wel that settles that. 😂 pic.twitter.com/0xHvS8Dply— allie, 🎃 the spookiest 👻 transbian 💀 (@aBagorn) October 14, 2018
(I saw this through a 'like' by Chris Danforth on Twitter.)
Friday, October 12, 2018
"A MAP OF EVERY— Marc Abrahams (@MarcAbrahams) October 12, 2018
BUILDING IN AMERICA" RT @JenLucPiquant @jswatz: Here is the online version of the big, weird, fun thing I was telling you about yesterday... I loved working on this. https://t.co/loRUJhGJJo
Thursday, October 04, 2018
This is probably the best illusion I've ever seen. The blue and red lines are all the same length; none is moving or changing size, and they’re all at the same level. Only the arrowheads are moving. https://t.co/bDyeOKXgbC pic.twitter.com/V6KrmLkiPr— Steve Stewart-Williams (@SteveStuWill) October 4, 2018
(Tip of the cap to Marcel Salathe.)
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Sooo, Max Born, who gave us the statistical interpretation of the quantum mechanical wavefunction, is the grandfather of Olivia Newton-John @olivianj of Grease fame. How did I not know this.— Michelle Kuchera (@MKizzyy) October 3, 2018
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
How Many First-Authored Papers in "Leading" Journals Does One Need to be Hired as an Assistant Professor?
How many first-authored papers in “leading” journals does an ecologist need to be hired as a tenure-track asst. prof at an R1 university? Not nearly as many as most ecologists think. https://t.co/qpfozljVD0 pic.twitter.com/VrcfEbTjdh— Dynamic Ecology (@DynamicEcology) October 2, 2018
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
We face the Atlanta Braves in one of the two National League Division Series starting on Thursday. Go Dodgers!