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A Poll at the Forum

Posted: 27th February 2014 by seanmathmodelguy in Blog

Often I see polls saying that Rob Ford has a political base that is either made of concrete or completely at odds with the reality of what it means to be a responsible leader that represents the people. The most recent example is a tweet in #TOpoli today citing an article in the Toronto Star […]

Confirming a New Years resolution

Posted: 9th February 2014 by admin in Blog

Over the last year I have been taking note of some of the stories in the various science/tech news feeds with of hope of eventually finding the time to expound on them in a format such as this. There is really no perfect time to commence such an activity and over the winter break I […]

ICIAM has a newsletter

Posted: 25th January 2013 by seanmathmodelguy in Blog

I’ve received the following email from ICIAM and wanted to bring this to the wider mathematics community. Dear Colleagues, The January 2013 issue — Volume 1, No 1 — of the ICIAM Newsletter is now available. Please visit to download a PDF copy of the Newsletter from the link that you will find there, […]

On the origin of \(x\)

Posted: 16th August 2012 by seanmathmodelguy in Blog

Recently I had the opportunity to watch Why the \(x\) is Unknown TED talk from Terry Moore but I soon realized after talking to a colleague that the explanation Terry gives is much too simplified.  Since there are cultural aspects to this question I’ve asked my colleague Carmen for her opinion.  Have a listen in. Carmen, […]