Manil Suri
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enCopyright 2009Wed, 13 May 2009 16:47:39 -0500http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssm(Arcadia)
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http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/suri/2009/05/marcadia_1.htmlWed, 13 May 2009 16:47:39 -0500The Mathematics of Fiction
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http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/suri/2009/05/the_mathematics_of_fiction.htmlFri, 01 May 2009 22:01:20 -0500BBC Program "The Forum" - a mathematics discussionfinite element method. Well, the show was quite lively and fun, with two other guests - Ruth Padel (the great grand-daughter of Charles Darwin) and Andrea Sabbadini, chair of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival. You can listen to all our comments here - they sort of united to form a whole greater than the individual contributions. (I come on after Ruth.)
As part of the show, I also got sixty seconds to describe an idea that would improve the world, which you can read here (together with some complimentary and not-so-complimentary feedback). My idea: teach kids to question everything!]]>
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http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/suri/2009/03/bbc_program_the_forum_a_mathem.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2009 15:38:08 -0500SIAM News here. See also the sidebar on "Taming Infinity."
The article complements a 2001 interview by Ivar Stakgold, which appeared at the time my first novel was published. ]]>
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http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/suri/2009/03/siam_news.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2009 15:51:55 -0500On Mathematics and Writingarticle I wrote for "The Writing Life" column for the Washington Post on balancing my mathematics and writing careers. Be sure to check out the accompanying profile.]]>
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http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/suri/2009/03/on_mathematics_and_writing.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2009 15:35:21 -050050 Semesters of Teaching! article.]]>
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http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/suri/2008/10/50_semesters_of_teaching.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2008 14:07:27 -0500Interview in New York Times Science SectionRead Interview]]>
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http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/suri/2008/10/interview_in_new_york_times_sc.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2008 13:57:30 -0500If you are a non-mathematician.Here are the items of particular interest to non-mathematicians on my Web site. First, there is an interview on math and math anxiety, which I gave to Sheilah Kast on her WYPR show, Maryland Morning. I especially want to thank the producer, Jennifer Chang, for her work in getting this on the air. Also, you can find a number of items under the "Outreach Activities" tab, including an excerpt from a story I wrote about mathematicians (called "The Tolman Trick"). Probably the link I'm most excited about, though, is the one to "Taming Infinity," a recording of a presentation on infinity. This is especially designed for non-mathematicians - it takes you deep into the abstract concept of infinity and the workings of mathematical proof, without involving anything more than fractions and decimals. (Do check it out - and incidentally, look carefully at the leopard's spots - it took me a while to get them on, using Photo Shop.)
Finally, there is some more information about the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) outreach I am performing in various schools. This last activity has been quite exciting, since it has brought me face to face with kids learning mathematics (and boy, are they energetic!) It's usually performance in school that determines the career path people choose, so I know at what a crucial time I am getting the opportunity to interact with them.
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http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/suri/2007/12/if_you_are_a_nonmathematician.htmlGeneralWed, 12 Dec 2007 15:33:52 -0500WelcomeWelcome to my new Web site. In addition to looking great (thanks to the wonderful work by UMBC's Aaron Weidle), the new site is also better organized. I look forward to your comments.
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