Daily Archives: January 27, 2011

How mathematicians settle their differences, new NSF findings, and “Too Asian” at UBC

I should have said that’s how California mathematicians settle their differences. Didn’t the Unabomber have once an office in Berkeley’s Evans Hall? Here are the new findings by the NSF, and UBC’s response to the “Too Asian?”

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How relevant is an author’s citation index?

As I was scratching my head trying to find new criteria to add to the NSERC formula for “binning” Canadian scientists, I contemplated adding an “Author’s Citation Index”.  The thought didn’t last long.

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A new parameter for university rankings?

It is the number of billionaires among the university alumni! Yes, no one is talking about millionaires any more and the ranking exercise has so far been applied only to Chinese universities.

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