21 February 2009
The large sieve and its applications
You should vote at thebookseller.com for Emmanuel Kowalski's The Large Sieve and its Applications, which has been shortlisted for the "Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year". (Apparently "large sieve" sounds like it has something to do with cooking, if you're not a mathematician.)
Posted by Michael Lugo at 1:00 PM
Labels: books, cooking, Kowalski, number theory, unintentional humor
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Well, really you should vote for which title you think is the oddest (and the one about "fromage frais" looks much odder to me...; though neither would have held a candle to last year's grand winner of the prize celebrating the oddest title in 30 years: "Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers").
Quick question about Pi Day...in 2015, will the 'official' celebration of pi day be at 9:26 instead? I.e. 3-14-15 9:26. Or do we have to vote at an MAA convention first?
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