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The Mathematical Intelligencer

The Mathematical Intelligencer

Editor-in-Chief: Marjorie Senechal

ISSN: 0343-6993 (print version)
ISSN: 1866-7414 (electronic version)

Journal no. 283

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Editor in-Chief


Department of Mathematics, Smith College,

Northampton, MA 01063 USA

e-mail: mi.editor1@gmail.com

Associate Editor


Department of Mathematics, Pomona College

Claremont, CA 91711 USA

e-mail: gizem.karaali@pomona.edu

Associate Editor


Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802 USA

e-mail: tabachni@math.psu.edu

Associate Editor


Department of Mathematics, Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY 10708 USA

email: philip.ording@gmail.com

Assistant Editor


Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University,

Manhattan, KS 66506 USA

email: burckel@math.ksu.edu

Mathematical Tourist


Department of Mathematics

Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 


email: mdelaspenas@ateneo.edu



Agora Centre, P.O. Box 35,

FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland

e-mail: pekonen@mit.jyu.fi

Mathematical Communities


Department of Mathematics, Smith College,

Northampton, MA 01063 USA

e-mail: mi.editor1@gmail.com

Mathematical Gems and Curiosities


Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802, USA

email: tabachni@math.psu.edu

Mathematically Bent


Department of Mathematics, Williams College

Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

e-mail: Colin.C.Adams@williams.edu

Years Ago


Department of Mathematics

Pitzer College

1050 N. Mills Ave.

Claremont, CA 91711

email: jemma.lorenat@pitzer.edu

Stamp Corner


e-mail: r.j.wilson@open.ac.uk

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SHELDON AXLER, San Francisco State University, USA; DAVID BÉKOLLÉ, University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon; RAJENDRA BHATIA, Indian Statistical Institute, India; PIERRE CARTIER, École Normale Supérieure, France; KRZYSZTOF CIESIELSKI, Jagiellonian University, Poland; FLORIN DIACU, University of Victoria, Canada; NIKOLAI DOLBILIN, Steklov Institute, Russia; JOHN EWING, Math for America (MfA), USA; ISTVÁN HARGITTAI, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; NICHOLAS HORTON, Amherst College, USA; JEAN-MICHEL KANTOR, Université de Paris VII, France; LINDA KEEN, CUNY, USA; MARIA KLAWE, Harvey Mudd College, USA; NEAL KOBLITZ, University of Washington, USA; GOVIND MENON, Brown University, USA; ALFREDO OCTAVIO, IVIC, Venezuela; KEN ONO, Emory University, USA; JÁNOS PACH, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; JACOB PALIS, IMPA, Brazil; KAREN PARSHALL, University of Virginia, USA; JOSEPH O'ROURKE, Smith College, USA; STEPHEN SMALE, City University of Hong Kong, China; MICHAEL TSFASMAN, CNRS, IUM, and IITP, Russia; A. M. VERSHIK, POMI, Russia; STEVEN H. WEINTRAUB, Lehigh University, USA; ASIA IVIĆ WEISS, York University, Canada; SMILKA ZDRAVKOVSKA, USA; GÜNTER ZIEGLER, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; CHUANMING ZONG, Peking University, People's Republic of China.

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