Demystifying the Applicability of Mathematics

My paper Demystifying the Applicability of Mathematics, which earned me 4th place in the 2015 FQXi Essay Contest, has appeared in the volume Trick or Truth? The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics containing the prize-winning essays of the contest.

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Numerical Methods, Complexity, and Epistemic Hierarchies

 

The paper Numerical Methods, Complexity, and Epistemic Hierarchies, written jointly with Sorin Bangu, re-examines the epistemological dimensions of concept of computational complexity.

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On the Epistemological Analysis of Modeling and Computational Error in the Mathematical Sciences

This paper developed in collaboration with Rob Corless examines aspects of the significance of backward error analysis for our understanding of the rationality of scientific practice.

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The Eighteenth-Century Origins of the Concept of Mixed-Strategy Equilibrium in Game Theory

My paper The Eighteenth-Century Origins of the Concept of Mixed-Strategy Equilibrium in Game Theory, a follow up to Le Her and Other Problems in Probability Discussed by Bernoulli, Montmort and Waldegrave, has appeared in the volume Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics.

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Le Her and Other Problems in Probability Discussed by Bernoulli, Montmort and Waldegrave

 

This paper, written jointly with David Bellhouse, examines new correspondence between Montmort (the author of the first voluminous book on probability) and some of his contemporaries.

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A Graduate Introduction to Numerical Methods

Robert M. Corless and I are pleased to announce the publication of a new graduate textbook in applied mathematics, entitled A Graduate Introduction to Numerical Methods, From the Viewpoint of Backward Error Analysis. The book is currently available in stores.

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  Office hours

For the Winter 2016 semester, I will not hold regular office hours since it is my research semester. I will be available for meeting upon requests by email.

I will be away for the following weeks for conferences:

  • Week of April 11
  • May 11-16
  • Week of May 23
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