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Fields medal 2010

The Fields Medals have been announced today. The four winners are: Elon Lindenstrauss (for analytic work with applications to number theory) Ngô Bảo Châu (for analytic work with applications to number theory) Stanislav Smirnov (for theoretical work in statistical physics) Cedric Villani (for theoretical work in statistical physics). Lindenstrauss made far-reaching advances in ergodic theory …

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Be smart… stay up late!

One study by researchers looks at how starting a bit later in the morning can improve the performance by students. The study’s lead author is a pediatrician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, and concludes that: “Giving teens 30 extra minutes to start their school day leads to more alertness in class, better moods, less …

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LaTeX Comic Sans style

FYI: There is a comic sans package available that makes Microsoft’s Comic Sans font usable in LaTeX. For example, the following is produced using the comic sans package: Installation instructions can be found at ctan.org [pdf file]. Although, if you know how to LaTeX, chances are you may not like comic sans. 😛

Feed Spam (sorry!!)

Hey guys, If you use Google Reader then sorry about the feed spam. The problem occurred since I switched servers to another one, and all my domains were mapped to the same IP/website for a few minutes which messed up the feeds on Math Fail. I did fix the feed, however, in Google Reader those …

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Geometry teacher uses ‘assassination’ example to teach angles – Secret Service shows up

A geometry teacher used the example “as­sassinating President Bar­ack Obama” as a way to teach angles to his geome­try students. He was teaching the students about parallel lines and angles and used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama. 

He said: “If you’re in this building, you would need to take …

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