Sadness

September 19, 2010

A week ago a friend gave us some impossibly sad news. I cannot even imagine what he and his wife are going through, how they are coping. I know I would not be able to do it as publicly as he is. My heart is broken, and I find myself wanting for words. Javier, know that we are here for you.


Mathematical Ancestry

September 13, 2010

This thing of beauty was my Father’s day gift this June. The gigantic poster is in my office at home.

Besides its being obviously intimidating and fun, it adds to my usual angst with an odd sense of responsibility. Here is a link to The Mathematics Genealogy Project.


170- Quiz 3

September 13, 2010

Quiz 3 is here.

Solutions follow.

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170- Quiz 2

September 13, 2010

Quiz 2 is here.

Solutions follow.

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Determinacy

September 9, 2010

Yesterday I gave a talk on Determinacy at the Graduate Student Seminar here at BSU, and just posted the slides in my talks page. I also posted the slides of the previous talk I gave at the seminar, two years ago, on Very large finite numbers.

The talk tries to avoid as many technicalities as possible, and presents the infinite games that set theorists are mostly interested in within the larger context of game theory. (I did not mention long games.)


507 – Homework 1

September 2, 2010

This set is due Monday, September 13.

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