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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Conservative blogger Glenn Reynolds is mad mad mad mad mad about .. well, I’ll let him tell it: After years of effort, the European Space Agency’s lander Philae landed on a comet 300 million miles away. At first, people were excited. Then some women noticed that one of the space scientists, Matt Taylor, was wearing a […]
I flew home from Montreal yesterday via Minneapolis. MSP was still kind of messy, recovering from a snowstorm, and my Montreal-Minneapolis leg was delayed. Delta told me I wasn’t going to make the last flight back to Madison, gave me a hotel voucher for Minneapolis, and rebooked me for the first flight the next morning. But […]
Another Wisconsin election day! By the polls — and I trust the polls, absent any reason not to — incumbent governor Scott Walker is likely to squeeze by with a narrow win. If you don’t live in Wisconsin, how much should you care about this? A lot, says Slate’s Betsy Woodruff, who calls this race […]
I was wondering about the question of whether Madison Bumgarner was not only the MVP of the 2014 World Series, but the MVP of all recent World Series. I mean, here’s something startling: Bumgarner’s ERA for the series was 0.43, over 21 innings. The rest of the Giants staff recorded a 5.71 ERA in their 40 […]
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