Category Archives: the Web

me and the World Wide Web

Polymath

I told here the story of W. E. Opencomb, a nom de plume for a set of ten mathematicians (including me) at a research week at the Open University. This and other examples show that large collaborations in mathematics, though … Continue reading

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Google Scholar citations

This is too good not to report! I looked at my Google Scholar page today. One of the items had an asterisk by it, so I decided to explore. It helpfully explained that this citation may include more than one … Continue reading

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Bayes again

It is always a pleasure to read David Colquhoun’s posts. The most recent explains a simple statistical point that still escapes many health adminisitrators (and others). He describes two tests for Alzheimer’s disease. The first (which I will discuss) is … Continue reading

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Cameron at CAUL

I have always believed in the onion theory of personality expressed so eloquently by Ibsen in Peer Gynt. Well, I have just grown another layer. I have been honoured by being elected to membership of CAUL, the Centre for Algebra … Continue reading

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Service interrupted

My BT broadband at present is not just feeble, it has gone on strike completely. Just switching on the computer puts it into a sulk and it refuses to do anything. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to react quite so … Continue reading

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Counting coauthors

I have been moving various files from Queen Mary to St Andrews. After the recent discussion about what constitutes publication, I started wondering about who counts as a co-author. I believe I have 152 coauthors of published or accepted papers. … Continue reading

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Altmetrics

Maybe you haven’t heard of altmetrics; I hadn’t, until this morning. I hope you never have to hear of them again (but not too confidently). But I do urge you to read what David Colquhoun and Andrew Plested have to … Continue reading

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