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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An "Incredible Time For Mathematicians"

Hmmmm... looks like there may be a lucrative future in this thing we call mathematics:

http://www.livemint.com/2010/08/24001310/Math-becomes-fashionable-focu.html?h=A1

....if the movie "The Graduate" were produced today, I guess the one-word that might get passed along to Ben wouldn't be "plastics," but "algorithms."

And in a slightly related vein, "The Atlantic" has a current article relating to applied algorithms:

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2010/08/when-computers-predict-crime/61870/

Finally, on a side-note, the 29th "Math Teachers At Play" Blog Carnival is up for your perusal, with a variety of topics, here:

http://numberwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/math-teachers-at-play-29/

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