Tuesday, August 12, 2014


  1. On this the World Elephant Day, you should enjoy this cute overload video shared by Sanjeeta in our Institute's Ecological Students Society blog. Institute.

  2. Andy Thomason in CHE: How Did the Federal Government Rate Your College a Century Ago?

  3. Another bit of historical curiosity: Did Srinivasa Ramanujan fail in math? A. Venkatachalapathy clarifies with some documentary evidence.

  4. Amir Alexander in SciAm: The Glory of Math Is to Matter.

    ... [M]ost fields of higher mathematics remain as they were conceived, with no practical application in sight. So is higher mathematics just an intellectual game played by exquisitely trained professionals for no purpose? And if so, why should we care about it?