I started this blog in September 2007 shortly after I began my current post-doctoral appointment. I wanted an outlet for research-related writing that lies somewhere between my notebooks and published papers.
If you are looking for a place to dive in, you could start with my most popular posts. These are:
Gun Deaths vs. Gun Ownership – Looking at some data on gun-related deaths and gun ownership worldwide in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Behold! Jensen’s Inequality – Unsatisfied with the very algebraic and formal proofs of Jensen’s inequality, I present a diagram that gives a graphical intuition for the result.
Warning! High Dimensions Ahead – A very counter-intuitive result that highlights the danger of reasoning about higher dimensional space by analogy with lower dimensional ones.
Prediction and the Axiom of Choice – Some thoughts on Hardin and Taylor’s paper “A Peculiar Connection Between the Axiom of Choice and Predicting the Future”
The Mathematical Grue – Doing mathematics sometimes feels like playing a piece of interactive fiction.
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