In honor of my 100th post I would like to share a quote from Freeman Dyson which appears in this month’s Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
Some mathematicians are birds, others are frogs. Birds fly high in the air and survey broad vistas of mathematics out to the far horizon. They delight in concepts that unify our thinking and bring together diverse problems from different parts of the landscape. Frogs live in the mud below and see only the flowers that grow nearby. They delight in the details of particular objects, and they solve problems one at a time.
I’d like to be a mathematical bird. I’m trying to fly higher and farther. This blog is my travelogue.
I could never be a frog. I get too bored looking at the same mud day-in-and-day-out.
In case you are wondering, here are a few of my blog stats…
First post: Topological Claymation (Sept. 11, 2008)
Days since first post: 144
Total views: 9,304
My top three posts (in terms of number of visitors):
- How to curve an exam and assign grades
- What is the difference between a theorem, a lemma, and a corollary?
- Asking for a letter of recommendation
This graph shows the number of visitors per week: