I'm a math professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The purpose of this blog is to record interesting things I read, see, eat, hear, or otherwise encounter. My professional page is here. I wrote a novel called The Grasshopper King , which was published in 2003 by Coffee House Press.
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So asks a charming preprint by Achter, Erman, Kedlaya, Wood, and Zureick-Brown. (2/5 Wisconsin, 1/5 ex-Wisconsin!) The paper, I’m happy to say, is a result of discussions at an AIM workshop on arithmetic statistics I organized with Alina Bucur and Chantal David earlier this year. Here’s how they think of this. By a random curve we […]
JetBlue is changing its practices to run more like other airlines, and people are going nuts. While all other airlines save Southwest switched to charging for checked bags, JetBlue made a free bag part of its unique selling proposition What does United charge for checked bags? $25, I think. According to Google Flights, and a […]
Wallace Shawn: As I write these words, in New York City in 1985, more and more people who grew up around me are making this decision; they are throwing away their moral chains and learning to enjoy their true situation: Yes, they are admitting loudly and bravely, We live in beautiful homes, we’re surrounded by […]
CJ and I, on the plane back from Thanksgiving today, had a good idea for a reality show: somebody has to buy every item in the Skymall catalogue and then make use of all of them in one day’s time.
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