Updates on the (maybe) Faster-Then-Light Neutrinos
jtotheizzoe: In case my take wasn’t enough for you, here’s some more updates from smart people around the web. They all weigh in on what the CERN neutrino observations mean, what they don’t mean and what the sources of error might be: Wired Science - Take heart, Einstein: “Earth-shattering” science is relatively rare Ars Technica - More details on the “faster than the speed of light”...
Grad school has done the impossible
So, if you haven’t heard, in addition to my ongoing life as an itinerant math advocate, I’m now in real grown up math grad school, too, at the University of Minnesota. It’s outrageous! One thing that’s outrageous about it is that I’ve suddenly become a calculus teacher. Okay, really I’m a calculus teaching assistant, but since I’m the one who has the...
I love topology
We’re learning about CW complexes and they tickle this very particular part of my math-brain that I’ve tried to talk about before (“I am a sucker for homomorphisms,” for instance). I don’t know how to put words on what it is that I like so much about thinking about CW complexes. I know there’s something inherently satisfying about understanding the same...