TIL the custom of importing the Python library seaborn as "sns", comes from a jokey reference to a character from The West Wing whose surname was Seaborn
"Earlier this year, a first-time academic author published a new mathematical study in the journal Research in Number Theory. The twist? The researcher, Christopher Havens, is also serving a 25-year sentence in the Washington Department of Correction following a murder conviction."
One thing I find kinda annoying regarding public reception to research, is when published papers suggest findings aligned with "common sense" and then laypeople all go "like, duh"
Even if the studies don't yield dramatically surprising results overturning assumptions, they can still be useful in deeper understanding of common-sense phenomena/models, e.g. underlying mechanisms, influencing factors and their strengths
"Beauty Is Not Simplicity: An Analysis of Mathematicians' Proof Appraisals"
The hunger for solutions to #Covid19 has seemed to drive people to pick up findings in studies very early and sharing them on various platforms, even at the pre-print stage before any journal review
As much as this crisis has pushed the strength of open research and collaboration, I'm a bit worried of people pouncing on hints of truth and unknowingly causing more harm from hasty decision-making; it is a crisis, but it is also a very complex problem
Desperately sad to hear of the passing of Richard Guy. A giant in his field, and a wonderfully kind man. It was a privilege to know him. Words can't express ...
Finally got around to setting a dark mode for my #jupyter notebook at work; can only take the glare for so long
Shame there isn't a way to make the rest of my critical applications dark themed
The passing of a legendary #mathematician and powerful figure today... glad she got more recent recognition via Hidden Figures.
Approaching a month into my first job, and I'm already a little concerned of losing touch with the uni-level applied maths I dealt with frequently before, especially considering I want to resume a Masters eventually
Not that this job isn't mentally stimulating, but a lot of concepts I picked up aren't seeing much application in my scope now
But I imagine as I get busier, it'll be harder to frequently re-engage with maths due to being mentally tapped out after coming home from work
This is to create awareness of the importance and use of Mathematics in everyday life."
Matt Parker just did an IAmA session on Reddit