This May I went to New York for the first time. The first thing I explored in NY was the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath 🙂 ) then I headed to MoMa, cause, let's be honest - where else would you pay $15 to see 🙂 masterpieces 🙂 like this this this or this ...… Continue reading First Timer’s Guide to New York
I was honored to be one of the speakers at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics held with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Once again, I was speaking of various regional differences in the Soviet mathematics education. The comments from the attendees were… Continue reading Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014
This week I am participating in a "Sources in History of Mathematics" program in Marseilles, France Here are some non-academic remarks: —A bank representative asked me if Marseilles is in the USA.... not even sure how to comment on that. —Airport shuttle bus signs in Marseilles duplicate all the information in Arabic and English —I… Continue reading Marseilles, France: Academic Travel Edition of Collected Curiosities
I went to Washington DC this August, and this is how things looked like over there (or at least, this is how I saw them).
Once upon a time Mount Nemo was a home of a small operating quarry. Then, "the regional Conservation Authority obtained this land in 1959 to prevent expansion of a quarry operation.* Over 50 years later, a narrow road leads to that quarry abandoned by humans and invaded by trees. Upon turning left at the end… Continue reading The Nemo Quarry: Mystery Unsolved
Imagine that you are 9 years old Iroquoian child living in a village in the 15th century. The summer is coming to an end but the sky is still this blue. You live in a longhouse And your neighbours are building another longhouse of their own. There are hundreds of beautiful imperfections around you When… Continue reading Longhouses, caught dreams and adopted trees