associate director @ UCLA Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics and professor @ Emory University Dept of Math & CS
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
Hernando Bermudez, Skip Garibaldi, and Victor Larsen, “Linear preservers and representations with a 1-dimensional ring of invariants”, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 366 #6 (2014), 4755-4780. DOI: 10.1090/S0002-9947-2014-06081-9
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.
Food I recommend using Yelp to find restaurants. Here are some places that our visitors have remarked on as being good and reasonably priced. Quick serve: Diddy Riese (map): cookies and … 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. … Continue reading
Come see Hernando Bermudez’s poster on our joint paper Linear preservers and representations with a 1-dimensional ring of invariants at MathFest.