Monday, July 19, 2004

Some Links and Random Thoughts

Michael Nielsen is in the midst of a long series of posts on Principles of Effective Research. Much of what he says seems obvious but the obvious often needs to be pointed out. Update 7/27: Complete Principles now available.

Nielsen mentions a new Erdös number eBay auction. We shouldn't use eBay to get people to pay us to do our research; that's what we have graduate students for.

A couple of computational geometers Suresh Venkatasubramanian and Jeff Erickson have been quite active on their weblogs. Check them out.

Finally for some music to prove theorems by, the BBC has put the entire Beethoven sonata cycle with Portuguese pianist Artur Pizarro online.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it mentions that an Erdos 5 auction sold for $1000. Even without getting an Erdos number I could imagine several people paying money just so they could get published. That of course would considerabley weaken the integrity of publications, so I hope there are rules against this.

    (And, sure, it's nice that professors get grad students to help with research, but it's about time that PhD students get masters or ungraduate students to help them with their own research. ;-)