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Category Archives: meta
10th anniversary of TMLT!
It’s a little hard to believe, but The Math Less Traveled recently had its 10th anniversary! I started it back in March 2006, while I was teaching high school math. Since then I’ve written 333 posts (a bit more than … Continue reading →
Carnival of Mathematics 132
Welcome to the 132nd Carnival of Mathematics, a monthly roundup of mathematicsrelated blog posts! First, some facts about the number 132 (sourced from What’s Special About This Number? and Wikipedia. Of course, . 132 is a pronic number since it … Continue reading →
Carnival of Mathematics 132: call for submissions!
Next week I will be hosting the 132nd Carnival of Mathematics, a monthly roundup of mathematicsrelated blog posts. Anything mathrelated is fair game: explanations of serious mathematics, puzzles, writing about mathematics education, mathematical anecdotes, refutations of bad mathematics, applications, reviews, … Continue reading →
FARM 2013: call for demonstration proposals
Do you enjoy writing beautiful code to produce beautiful artifacts? Have something cool to show off at the intersection of functional programming and visual art, music, sound, modeling, visualization, or design? The deadline for submitting a paper has passed, but … Continue reading →
Straightedge and compass construction challenges
I haven’t written here in quite a while—I’ve switched into “work on research for my dissertation really hard so that I can actually graduate” mode, and with a 21month old in the mix that leaves very little time for blogging. … Continue reading →
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Tagged ancient, challenge, compass, construction, geometry, greek, straightedge

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Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design
Wearing my PhDstudent hat, I’m helping organize a workshop, FARM, to be held in Boston this September. I thought it worth mentioning since some readers of this blog—especially those interested in the intersection of math, art, and programming—may find it … Continue reading →
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Tagged art, beauty, CFP, design, functional, ICFP, music, programming, workshop

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What I Do: Part 0
This is the first in a planned series of posts explaining what I do in my “day job” as a computer science PhD student. The idea is to write a series of posts of increasing specificity, but all aimed at … Continue reading →