What is the LaTeX code for that?

It is hard to count how many times I’ve scrolled through Scott Pakin’s The Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List (pdf) looking for the LaTeX code for some obscure mathematical symbol. That pdf document may no longer be the first place I turn. Daniel Kirsch, a math student from M√ľnster, Germany has created a very useful website…

LaTeX bugs in WordPress

Terrence Tao wrote a blog post today about LaTeX bugs in WordPress. He suggests compiling a list of all bugs so that WordPress can work on them. I had already discovered the closed bracket bug that Tao describes. I have also encountered a bug similar to the one mentioned in the first comment to Tao’s…

Secrets of my success

Here are the five things I need to be a productive mathematician. 1. Time to think 2. Time to think 3. LATEX (I find most of my errors while typing my work) 4. Someone to talk to (it is great having a collaborator) 5. Coffee (I have no memory of not liking the taste of…