Well, this colloquium talk I gave was essentially a narrative about how we reduced a model of a complex phenomenon down into a single subtraction. The moral of that story was that the math itself wound up being simple, but the things on either side of that ol' minus sign were complicated.
I didn't know who my audience was going to be, and I'm used to audiences that don't care about math. At all. It turned out that this audience was a highly technical organization, solely interested in mathematical and methodological nitty-gritty. The group and I had .. mismatched expectations.
But, hey, they had invited me to speak, so...
I'm giving exactly the same talk to a philosophically-oriented audience next month. What a relief that's gonna be.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
03-13-2014, 04:54 PM #41691garbageGuest
03-13-2014, 04:55 PM #41692garbageGuest
03-13-2014, 05:22 PM #41693
03-13-2014, 07:03 PM #41694
03-13-2014, 07:16 PM #41695LadyLazarusGuest
03-13-2014, 08:06 PM #41696
Anyone else thinking that the missing airliner is on the Lost island floating around in time?Finally, the cgi smurfs look like the cartoon smurfs - 'bout smurfin' time.
03-13-2014, 10:25 PM #41697You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
03-13-2014, 10:36 PM #41698
03-13-2014, 10:52 PM #41699
I just said this to someone...
If you could actually turn into a wolf and I could turn into a coyote we could share a den on a cold winter's night and be fluffy together.http://badges.mypersonality.info/badge/0/24/244970.png
6w5, 4w3, 1w9 (probably)
03-13-2014, 10:55 PM #41700LadyLazarusGuest
Why did I ever think it was a good idea to buy a windows 8 laptop?