Other blogs I read

Dear friends,

In today’s post, I want to share with you some of the other blogs I read regularly, both mathematical and non-mathematical. I have six in each category, and they will eventually form part of my blogroll once I figure out how to create it. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. And although it currently seems to be inactive, I want to mention Steven Strogatz’ blog with the New York Times, which was a source of enormous inspiration for my own.

Mathematical blogs

1) Terence Tao’s blog contains lots of technical material from Terence’s work in various areas of math, but also advice to mathematicians and fairly accessible expositions of new mathematical developments.

2) Timothy Gowers’ blog discusses interesting mathematical topics, but also projects such as Polymath, a collaborative platform for mathematicians, and issues such as open-access mathematics journals.

3) Peter Cameron’s blog discusses interesting connections between combinatorics, algebra and discrete mathematics, and also touches on issues such as mathematics education and the running of universities.

4) Scott Aaronson’s blog focuses on complexity theory, the area of mathematics concerned with the amount of resources needed to solve various problems on a computer, as well as quantum computing.

5) Maria Monks’ blog collects various mathematical “gemstones”, which are either problems with nice solutions or useful techniques, and classifies them by difficulty level; it offers something to everyone.

6) Sam Bankman-Fried’s blog contains mainly game-theoretic analysis and simulations of sports events and elections, but also his reflections on rational philosophy and other not strictly mathematical topics.

Non-mathematical blogs

1) Hillary Rettig’s blog contains a wealth of valuable advice for dealing with productivity barriers and other work (and life) issues directed at activists, writers, academics and all people with ambitious goals.

2) Chris Dippel’s blog, Retronyma, analyzes the latest developments in the field of global health, more specifically the biotechnology and medical innovations being made available in low-income countries.

3) Pragya Bhagat’s blog, The Road Not Taken, documents her return to her native India and her work on understanding and addressing the sources of various socioeconomic problems in rural parts of India.

4) Assaf Urieli’s blog, Moyshele, describes his various projects, such as translations of songs between English, French and Yiddish, publication of a book of riddles, and the adoption of a child from Russia.

5) Brooke Shields’ blog, Veggie 365, lists her delicious vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, of course, dessert. Every recipe is accompanied by a photograph and some are quite easy to make.

6) Jonathan Sharman’s blog, which he just started, describes his experience as an experimental and theoretical physicist (some of the projects will also appear on video) and his thoughts on science today.

What other blogs have you found particularly interesting? Please let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Other blogs I read

      • I fell “adventure” is far from being appropriate, since it sounds like something you go to and then come back from to resume you regular life.

        Adopting a child is a life-long commitment, pretty much like having one but in some respects harder. Unless, of course, you plan to dump them back into the system if things don’t work out.

        • I fully agree with your point, but I don’t feel it’s entirely connected to the essence of the post, which itself is only tenuously connected to the essence of the blog, so I would appreciate it if we could take this discussion offline.

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