The Longest Matrilineal Chain in Math: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/the-longest-matrilineal-chain-in-math/

Evelyn Lamb finds "five advisor-advisee chains of length four containing only women" in the Mathematics Genealogy Project, all starting with Olga Ladyzhenskaya and her student Nina Ivochkina. But her searches were haphazard so there may be longer ones still to find.

this is rather terrifyingly exactly me

and I wasn't even *born* in the 1960s

https://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/sites/mac/primary/docs/satori/machines.html

via @enkiv2

Looks like the Taler website got updated at the annual meeting, too: https://taler.net

Looks much better already.

Looks much better already.

The SIGACT Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science is planning a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, in Phoenix on June 24 as part of STOC: see https://thmatters.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/wikipedia-edit-a-thon-at-stoc19/

You can help, and you don't even have to brave the desert heat to do so! There's a shared spreadsheet linked from https://thmatters.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/tcs-wikipedia-project/ where CATCS is crowdsourcing TCS topics on Wikipedia that need help. Add your favorite missing algorithm, theorem, complexity class, etc, and it's likely it'll get some attention.

Added an option to view the edges of the tetrahedra in our Cannon-Thurston map explorer. This should make it easier to (eventually) explain a bit how the images are generated. https://henryseg.github.io/Cannon-Thurston

GitHub - penrose/penrose: Create beautiful diagrams just by typing mathematical notation in plain text. https://github.com/penrose/penrose

College Students Aren't Checking Out Books - The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/college-students-arent-checking-out-books/590305/

The gentrification of the internet – Culture Digitally http://culturedigitally.org/2019/03/the-gentrification-of-the-internet/

A little house sits atop a rise in the middle of a wide prarie.

A rumbling, thudding sound is heard overhead: a gigantic black military helicopter, bristling with sensors and weapons, descends out of the clouds.

The helicopter drops rapidly, seeming to be about to crash, but then pulls up at the last moment and comes to a complete stop in midair, directly in front of the house.

Slowly, gingerly, it extends its in-flight refuelling probe towards the hummingbird feeder hanging from the porch.

Math major and amateur programmer (usually for math).

Not very social, but I like to read/listen !

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