kwesta junipo's Diaries
Print Story Genetics Textbooks?
By Kwesta Junipo (Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 11:10:42 AM EST) lolwhat (all tags)
I am constantly seeking new avenues of inspiration for mathematics. I therefore need recommendations for genetics textbooks.

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Print Story ATTN: Wordsmiths
By Kwesta Junipo (Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 02:14:28 PM EST) competition (all tags)
A challenge, just for yuo! Win the grudging approbation of your peers!

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Print Story Shing-Tung Yau: Good or Whack?
By Kwesta Junipo (Tue Sep 26, 2006 at 02:34:03 AM EST) politics (all tags)
As Grigori Perelman was refusing his Fields medal for proving Thurston's geometrization conjecture, the New Yorker released the article "Manifold Destiny". It provides an intriguing perspective into the very human foibles of mathematicians. However, it casts Shing-Tung Yau in the role of a baddie more evil than Dr. Evil himself.

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Print Story Lit Crit
By Kwesta Junipo (Fri Sep 22, 2006 at 01:07:23 PM EST) holiday (all tags)
Below the fold, quick reviews of book suggestions and of books. Also, a tangentially related poll.

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Print Story Dear Diary: what should I read
In an attempt to learn from Grothendieck's mistakes, Kwesta Junipo will soon be taking a (short) break from mathematics, though verily, it shall rend his heartstrings to do so.

So, infidels, what do you recommend? That you may thoughtfully craft and tailor your recommendations, below the fold I have conveniently listed some things I have recently enjoyed imbibing.

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Print Story POLL: are yuo intuitive?
Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a reality beyond words... by means of art we are sometimes sent – dimly, briefly – revelations unattainable by reason.

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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By Kwesta Junipo (Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 01:21:44 PM EST) lolwhat (all tags)
At that point one gets the feeling that a sudden wind has blown out the fog that was hiding parts of a beautiful landscape.

- Alain Connes

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By Kwesta Junipo (Mon Aug 28, 2006 at 12:47:12 PM EST) beauty, versus, useful (all tags)
Archimedes possessed so high a spirit, so profound a soul, and such treasures of scientific knowledge, that though these inventions had now obtained him the renown of more than human sagacity, he yet would not deign to leave behind him any commentary or writing on such subjects; but, repudiating as sordid and ignoble the whole trade of engineering, and every sort of art that lends itself to mere use and profit, he placed his whole affection and ambition in those purer speculations where there can be no reference to the vulgar needs of life; studies, the superiority of which to all others is unquestioned, and in which the only doubt can be whether the beauty and grandeur of the subjects examined, of the precision and cogency of the methods and means of proof, most deserve our admiration.

- Plutarch

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By Kwesta Junipo (Sun Aug 27, 2006 at 01:15:00 PM EST) culture, wars (all tags)
The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science.

- David Hilbert

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Print Story The dichotomy between structure and randomness
By Kwesta Junipo (Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 06:05:12 AM EST) ICM, Fields, plenary (all tags)
Logic merely sanctions the conquests of the intuition.

- Jacques Salomon Hadamard

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