November 2009

A Mathematician’s Apology

Monday, November 30, 2009 // 7 Comments

I will get straight to the point – it is now mathematically impossible for me to make it to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. I would like to apologize to all those [more...]

Two Drops

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

They met strangely facing one to another, each from each side up the slope, towards the peak racing neither knowing another, nor trying to hide gripped by dizzying height [more...]

Ket, Kleinsman, and van der Kieft

Monday, November 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

I am not ordinarily a betting man. But when Swedish speed skater Claudia Wallin suggested we place bets on placings for the Dutch single distance championships, I [more...]