associate director @ UCLA Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics and professor @ Emory University Dept of Math & CS
I did some mathematical consulting for an investigative report about lottery hijinks done by the Palm Beach Post. The Florida lottery responded quickly and raided the stores frequented by the … Continue reading
My upcoming general audience lectures for spring 2014, with date and venue: 4/2: Emory University, with Lawrence Mower 4/24: Tufts University 4/28: UCLA, with Lawrence Mower and Philip Stark 6/27: … Continue reading
I’ll be on 20/20 tonight 10 eastern/9 central talking about how casting out the nines (modular arithmetic mod 9) doesn’t predict the future.
Overall map Google map link for some nearby tourist attractions. If you have any additions to suggest, please e-mail Skip. Things to do in LA Read LA Weekly (free weekly newspaper) for music … Continue reading
New preprint [arxiv.org:1310.7055], joint with Richard Arratia (a probabilist) and Joe Kilian (a computer scientist) on the birthday problem: how many people do you need to have c birthdays in common? Perhaps surprisingly, the results … Continue reading
New paper at joint with Bob Guralnick: Simple algebraic groups are (usually) determined by an invariant (arxiv.org:1309.6611). A very special case of our main results is a description of groups of type E8.
Come see Hernando Bermudez’s poster on our joint paper Linear preservers and representations with a 1-dimensional ring of invariants at MathFest.
IPAM hosts semester-long programs and week-long workshops in beautiful southern California. We focus on interactions between different areas of mathematics or between mathematics and other sciences. You can propose a … Continue reading
I’m now associate director at the Institute for Pure & Applied Math at UCLA. Don’t bother knocking on the door of my Emory office!