Blogs Dealing With Mathematics

Prepared by:

Joseph Malkevitch
Mathematics and Computing Department
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451-0001

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It might not seem that blogs dealing with mathematics would make interesting reading. However, there are a few blogs that I find worth coming back to regularly. These are the blogs of Gil Kalai, Terrance Tao, and Timothy Gowers. These mathematicians are among the most active and productive of current mathematics/cs researchers and yet, despite how technical some of their blog items are, I find it useful to read their blogs. I just skip over techincal stuff that does not particularly interest me. Many blogs also have links to preprints (often these are expositiory articles) which I find are helpful in keeping me informed about actively pursed new mathematics and applications of mathematics.

Gil Kalai's Blog

Gil Kalai's Blog is among my favorites. This is in part because it deals primarily with geometrical questions, which is the central focus of my mathematical interests, but also because of the clarity of the writing, the often whimsical diagrams and photos, and the broad range off the beaten path topics he treats.

Turings's Invisible Hand

This is a very interesting blog with many contributions about algorithmic game theory and mechanism design. It treats questions about issues involving games which have a significant computer science slant, in additon to mathematical aspects of games. There are posts about conference involving algorithmic game theory, new articles about games, mechanism design, auctions, and related topics.

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