academiamarginalia

The life and self-reflections of a professional mathematician

Month: December, 2016

Christmas Proofreading

What do people in academia do during the break between two semesters? That is right, they hang out with their friends and families try to do as much research related activities as possible: write papers and proposals, review papers, read papers, work with their PhD students and postdocs more intensively, catch up with collaborators, brainstorm, etc. So far, this December is going pretty productive for me: I wrote two papers and formulated one problem I plan to work on in coming months.

xmasproofreadingProofreading is an essential part of writing

Hope you are having a nice end of the year too. I wish you Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas! Whatever you prefer :)

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Last Lecture Music

After accomplishing a big and important task – be it a paper written in throes of creation or a course of lectures that drained all energy – I hear music. Today I gave the last two lectures: on Probability Models and Applied Linear Algebra. This is my music of the end of the Fall term: Goran Bregović – Bubamara. Sa o raomalen phuchena…!