Skip Garibaldi

associate director @ UCLA Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics and professor @ Emory University Dept of Math & CS

MathAlive! comes to San Diego

MathAlive! will open at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on January 31st and run through September.  This exhibit aims to show kids unexpected ways that math appears in … Continue reading

January 8, 2015

Joining the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board

I have been appointed to the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and I will be formally sworn in this January.  I’m excited by this opportunity to serve, and to do so with … Continue reading

December 27, 2014

Suspicious lottery winners investigated in New Jersey

Shannon Mullen of the Asbury Park Press uncovered several lottery New Jersey lottery retailers who have won suspiciously many lottery prizes, see the story here.  I helped with the analysis. … Continue reading

December 5, 2014

“The Gamma-filtration and the Rost invariant” published

Skip Garibaldi and Kirill Zainoulline, “The γ-filtration and the Rost invariant”, Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik #696 (2014), 225-244.  DOI: 10.1515/crelle-2012-0114

November 20, 2014

Hernando Bermudez joins Microsoft

Congratulations to Hernando Bermudez, who has started work at Microsoft in Bellevue, Washington!  Hernando received his PhD in mathematics and a master’s in computer science from Emory in August 2014, … Continue reading

November 17, 2014

AMS sectional address

Thanks to everyone who came out for my plenary address “E8 and other exceptional groups” at the AMS meeting in Greensboro, NC!

November 9, 2014

Suspicious lottery winners in California on KCBS tonight

I previously collaborated with reporters in Florida (Lawrence Mower with the Palm Beach Post) and Georgia (Sean Sposito from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) to identify people who have claimed “suspiciously many” … Continue reading

October 30, 2014

Gambrinus Fellow at TU Dortmund

I’ll be the Gambrinus Fellow at TU Dortmund in October, where I’ll give a 4.5 hour course on algebraic groups and a public lecture.  Stop by if you’re in the … Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Georgia lottery has a serious problem with ticket aggregators

Previously, I worked with Lawrence Mower from the Palm Beach Post, Philip Stark from UC Berkeley, and Richard Arratia from USC to expose ticket aggregators in Florida, and since then … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

New information about the “luckiest woman on earth”

A new series of articles by Peter Mucha at The Philadelphia Inquirer gives some new insight into Joan Ginther, who won four big prizes from Texas Lottery scratcher tickets.  (I helped out … Continue reading

July 1, 2014