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Up to 9 4-year positions for PhD students in mathematics are open at the University of Luxembourg. Several research directions are possible: geometry, probability theory, mathematical physics, etc. Deadline for application is May 10th but those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
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I am interested in your research group.
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"The quest to gather ever more information can make us value the wrong things and grow overconfident about what we know."
The quest to gather ever more information can make us value the wrong things and grow overconfident about what we know.
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An interesting outline of how the notion of autism-spectrum disorder (or non-disorder) evolved in recent years. 
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"Our findings raise concerns that MOOCs and similar approaches to online learning can exacerbate rather than reduce disparities in educational outcomes related to socioeconomic status."
Not surprising, but a good reminder to dreamers.
Toward a level playing field? Do free learning resources benefit the disadvantaged and decrease gaps between rich and poor? Hansen and Reich studied the relationships between socioeconomic status (SES) and enrollment in and completion of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by Harvard and MIT. Students from low-SES backgrounds were less likely to enroll in MOOCs and earn a certificate than their high-SES peers. Thus, although there ar...
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Math education tricks from the New Yorker. Pretty good ones.
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Worth reading for those interested in teaching.
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Thinking about studying for a Master in mathematics? Then you might think of doing it at the University of Luxembourg. The program offers high-quality courses to a limited number of students, with very good possible outcomes either in the academic direction (for those who want to go on with a PhD in mathematics) or directly on the job market (esp. in financial mathematics and applied mathematics).
Studies are basically free (200€/semester) and some financial support can be obtained in the form of student jobs. All courses are in english.

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thank you so much. but they have not answered me yet. yes I also wonder why they have asked student such numbers. 
any way thank you so much
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"Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills."
Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
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Ingrid Daubechies on the mathematical challenges of big data.
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Finally, a successful experiment using ipads to teach young children! The trick: the ipad is not used by the kids, but rather gives parents an occasion to discuss math with their kids, apparently.
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Yet another study casting doubts on the use of computers in education.
Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils' performance, according to a global study from the OECD.
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  • University of Luxembourg
    prof, 2013 - present
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Professor at the University of Luxembourg. My professional homepage is here.
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