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Q-Index

Ok, we all know about h-index nowadays. Here is another index, which, according to the authors of this paper [1], published in Science, measures individual scientific impact. This is now Q-index, which not only predicts h-index and cumulative citations, but … Continue reading

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Plans

I will talk about Smale’s horseshoe this Friday at our regular Math Club. My presentation at the AMS sectional meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 17, 2016, Special Session on Topological and Smooth Dynamics, IV, Room 308, Minard Hall, for 2:30pm (the last talk). … Continue reading

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A couple links

How to write teaching statement. The plagiarism problem in science.

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Diversity and mathematics

“Diversity” has become an important concept in the modern university, affecting admissions, faculty hiring, and administrative appointments. In the paper “Groups of diverse problem solvers can outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers” [1], L. Hong and S. Page claim to … Continue reading

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The Slow Science Manifesto

THE SLOW SCIENCE MANIFESTO We are scientists. We don’t blog. We don’t twitter. We take our time. Don’t get us wrong—we do say yes to the accelerated science of the early 21st century. We say yes to the constant flow of peer-review … Continue reading

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Two URLs

Peter Higgs: I wouldn’t be productive enough for today’s academic system Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today’s academic system because he would not be considered “productive” … Continue reading

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Recommendation letters for Einstein

From here: From Henri Poincaré: Nov. 1911 My dear colleague, Mr Einstein is one of the most original thinkers I have ever met. In spite of his youth, he has already achieved a very honourable place among the leading savants … Continue reading

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