Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stephen Wolfram at SXSW

His complete talk as a streaming video as well as a slightly edited transcript is available on his blog.

It is impossible to listen to him talk and not come away excited and with many ideas to pursue.

The 100th Annivsary of Paul Erdos' Birth

March 29: There is an amusing article on about Paul Erdos on what would have been his 100th birthday. I actually met him very briefly while a first year graduate student at the University of Colorado. He was treated somewhat like a rock star by the math department; when he took walks around the campus he would be followed by adoring faculty and graduate students.