I want to try especially hard for the month of February to make sure our Black sister scientists of the past and present get the attention they deserve. I always mean to make this blog intersectional, but I recognize I have an awful lot to unlearn, and to learn to recognize. Everyone is always welcome to submit (and submit to the Spotlight!), and to let me know how I can improve!Thank you!
With all the attention we’ve been giving the LMS’s 150th birthday celebrations, it’s only fair to note that the Mathematical Association of America is 100 this year. The MAA is a fantastic organisation, as the famous maths people in this video testify: As is the way of these things, there are events throughout the year... Read more »
Reading the general run of financial headlines might lead one to believe that price declines in those commodities which are highly sensitive to economic conditions such as iron ore, copper, oil, natural gas, coal, and lumber are good on their face.Obviously, the declines aren't good for those who sell these commodities. But, those of us who buy these commodities in the form of cars, houses, utility bills and other products and services ought to be helping the world economy as we buy more stuff