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Jordan Ellenberg
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"I’d love to lock up everyone in political power and not let them out until they’ve read “How Not to be Wrong.” " says Jared Bernstein in today's Washington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/12/16/a-disgruntled-note-from-factville-and-a-holiday-book-recommendation/
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Hopefully they'd all pay for copies, too. :) 
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I'm in today's New York Times, writing about the Common Core math standards, and why so many states are pretending to get rid of them.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/opinion/meet-the-new-common-core.html
But don’t get too excited. It’s the same as the old one.
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I have a piece in Nautilus about the abelian sandpile, self-organized criticality, etc. Lots of pretty pictures (thanks to Wes Pegden at CMU.) http://nautil.us/…/23/domin…/the-amazing-autotuning-sandpile
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Link above broken for me.  Here is a working one:

http://nautil.us/issue/23/dominoes/the-amazing-autotuning-sandpile
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UW faculty members wrote pieces in the Wisconsin State Journal this week, trying to give a sense of the research we do and why it matters.  Here's mine.  http://host.madison.com/discovery/new-math-needed-to-explore-new-networks/article_53b3a64a-b675-5a75-9fce-7d9333d806cf.html
New circumstances require new mathematical tools; and circumstances are changing fast.
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Bristol have been restructuring their life and medical sciences... not sure about the choice of job title though. ;-)
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Kindle version (and other e-pub versions) of How Not To Be Wrong on sale for just 2 pounds!  (Apparently this doesn't work for people in the USA, sorry....)  http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Not-Wrong-Hidden-Everyday-ebook/dp/B00K8J3VC2/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0AE2NCTW31ZMFT71SSXB
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I am happy to meet you, my name is Antonia Jonnas, i think we can be friends, if you agreed kindly reply me through my private email {  nancylovepp@live.com  } I'll tell you more about myself, or you can send me your email ID here. i promise to send you my photos .‏; nancylovepp@live.com
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How Not To Be Wrong is out in paperback today!  http://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Be-Wrong-Mathematical/dp/0143127535/
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The Einstein of our times works at Trader Joe's and invented peanut butter and jelly yogurt.
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What would happen if you tried to hit a major league fastball with a tennis racket? Would the ball rip through the strings? Or would you actually be able to hit the ball back with distance? Would you hurt yourself? 
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Trivial comment: a regulation tennis ball served at 150mph has essentially the same kinetic energy as a regulation baseball pitched at 95mph. 
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I have a New York Times piece this week on logistic regression and NCAA basketball tournament predictions.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/making-march-madness-easy.html
There’s a simple way to predict the Final Four.
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Mathematician
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2005 - present
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Madison, WI - Princeton, NJ - Potomac, MD - Cambridge, MA - Somerville, MA
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  • Harvard University
    1989 - 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University
    1993 - 1994
  • Winston Churchill High School
    1986 - 1989
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