Monthly Archives: December 2010

Book review: Conversation: A history of a declining art


Nearly everyone loves a good conversation. So, it comes as a slight shock to find that essayist Stephen Miller, in his book Conversation: A history of a declining art,¬†thinks that conversations are going out of style. But perhaps that’s because … Continue reading

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Math 51, take 3


This past quarter, I was a TA for Math 51 for the third time. This course, the most popular mathematics course at Stanford, covers linear algebra and differential multivariable calculus. It’s the only course I have TAed at Stanford. Last … Continue reading

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A game from London


Currently underway is a strong chess tournament in London. Among the participants are three of the top four players in the world: Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand (the current world champion), and Vladimir Kramnik (the former champion). In addition, Hikaru Nakamura, … Continue reading

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