Sorry for the spam though. Just want more people to see it.

By the way, I am applying for PhD. If any of you know of vacancies, I am interested.

My interest is in theoretical mathematics. I would like to do something in number theory, geometry and combinatorics. Other than that, I do not have very rigid constraints for a PhD topic.

My master's thesis is about Coding theory. Before that, I did a small project reading about Arithmetic hyperbolic 3-manifolds.

So in all, I would have paid $150 for the GRE Subject test,$205 for the GRE General test, $295 for the TOEFL Test,$27+$27+$20 for each college applied too in the US (outside of the 2-4 options that I get for free while giving the exams) and then after paying all these prices, I will have to spend $50 to$150 per university (registration prices vary).

In total, it will roughly cost $800-$1000 to apply to graduate schools in US (depends on the how many). Most of the money here is going to ETS.

Also note that for each college I apply to, I have to send my TOEFL score for $20, my general GRE score for$27 and the GRE subject test for \$27, just so that ETS could email my scores to these universities.

This is nothing short of financial molestation.

TOEFL is an absolutely stupid exam. It is five hours long and a complete waste of time, if your English is good enough to watch English shows and talk to a native English speaker.

Also, what's the point of having a separate TOEFL score and a GRE score? There is so much redundancy here. My English score is tested by TOEFL and the general GRE, my mathematics skills are tested by the GRE and again by the GRE subject test.

American PhD applications are stupid.

By the way, I am applying for PhD. If any of you know of vacancies, I am interested.

My interest is in theoretical mathematics. I would like to do something in number theory, geometry and combinatorics. Other than that, I do not have very rigid constraints for a PhD topic.

My master's thesis is about Coding theory. Before that, I did a small project reading about Arithmetic hyperbolic 3-manifolds.

TOEFL costs 295 USD in Switzerland!

I am an Indian student studying in Switzerland and I still have to give this rubbish exam! Worst part is, my two year old score is not valid anymore, as if somehow my English language capability has magically disappeared.

I hate ETS so much!

How to write pretentious mathematics.

This has to be the weirdest setting for a sci-fi novel. This plot synopsis is so bizarre!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last

It is amazing how welcoming IHP is. If you have a day to waste in Paris, you can just walk in here and do math all day.

Pic related.

It's so weird that France has had an unusually large intersection of mathematicians and politicians.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Pai

There's also the legendary rebel Galois. Is this a cultural thing?

Today I learned,

Émile Borel was a much more badass version of Cedric Villiani.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mi

@ThierryJoffredo , would you know?

There is a street in Paris which is full of restaurants offering a three course meal for roughly 15-20€. I went there long ago and forgot where it was.

It's like a very nice typical Paris-street with lots of restaurants having their chairs outside. Does anyone know a place of this description? Please help. Need to know urgently.

Made this on GLSLSandbox. I guess, I'm developing a new hobby.

Hello, someone in Grenoble, France is looking for someone trans or asexual who can give some advice or guidance. Obviously they speak French, but they say English is fine too!

eldritch.cafe/@funelie/1007244

Sometimes while reading about works of other mathematicians, you come across their strange backstories.

Long live Krawtchouk polynomials!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_

Joel David Hamkins is a well known research-level logician, and he usually posts about models of set theory, programs that only halt after a multiply infinite amount of time, and about infinite chess.

But this post is different, and very practical. Given a greeky straightedge and compass construction, like for example the one for finding the midpoint of a line segment, how much do errors grow while propagating. And what will their final shape look like?

jdh.hamkins.org/error-propagat

#geometry

Randomly discovered that has a quiz show called Cowbellpedia for secondary students. Seems to have started in 2016? Named after the sponsor Cowbell, a milk brand that I believe has been advocating for improving for years already.

Not exactly as shiny/polished as other similar quiz shows you might see in US/UK/AU, but it's a pretty good way to bring to the forefront in the country.

That moment when you see the the idea behind Tanaka-Krein duality.

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.

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