What’s Trending Vol. 1

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Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Written by Julia Eberhardt and Wylder Green

As part of the HLF Blog, we are beginning the ‘What’s Trending’ series, which entails a list of blogs that are both relevant and informative for our alumni, future participants and anybody interested in math or computer science. Enjoy checking out the blogs that made it onto the introductory post and keep a look out for the next ‘What’s Trending’ post.

Katie Steckles, Peter Rowlett and Christian Perfect – The Aperiodical
http://aperiodical.com/
The team at the Aperiodical maintains a highly informative mathematics blog, as well as being the creators of the Carnival of Mathematics. Katie Steckles, Peter Rowlett and Christian Perfect edit the blog and ensure that the entries’ content remains rich and that the hyperbole remains lean.

Alex Bellos – Adventures in Numberland
https://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland
Alex Bellos has an innate story-telling ability that enables him to reduce complex subjects into something interesting and palatable for all levels of expertise. Between his mathematics blog and puzzle challenges, readers and fans readily find material that simultaneously sheds light and entertains.

Brian Hayes – Bitplayer
http://bit-player.org/
In addition to having published two books, Brian is the Senior Writer for American Scientist and past blogger of the HLF. While his blog covers a wide variety of topics, it centralizes around the themes of mathematics and computer science. Brian’s ‘amateur’s outlook’ invites readers to dive into whichever topic he has chosen to tackle.

Sir William Timothy Gowers – Gower’s Weblog
https://gowers.wordpress.com/
For all those who enjoy impeccably well written pure mathematics, HLF Laureate and Fields Medalist of 1998, Sir William Timothy Gowers Weblog is a must read! His no-nonsense posts dive straight into the heart of particular problems that lead directly to discussions with readers that raise questions in the comments section.

John D. Cook – The Endeavor
http://www.johndcook.com/blog/
John is a consultant helping companies optimize their data, and the road that brought him there has led to a popular blog for both computer science and mathematics posts. He is a former HLF Blogger and was part of the inaugural conference’s blog team.

Gail Carmichael – The Female Perspective of Computer Science
http://compscigail.blogspot.de/
Gail was part of the blog team at the 3rd HLF and is a software developer at Shopify. Her blog centralizes around her projects and providing a female perspective into the world of computer science.

Hardmath123
https://github.com/Hardmath123
A self-proclaimed ‘geek’ who is fascinated by mathematical problems and code. Hardmath123 also cares a great deal about computer science education and runs CS events in the Bay Area.

Mark Chu-Carroll – Good Math, Bad Math
http://goodmath.scientopia.org/
Mark CC is the man behind ‘Good Math/Bad Math’, which gives him an outlet to praise the beauty of well-done mathematics and to expose those who broadcast poor mathematics and misinformation.

Artem Kaznatcheev – Theory, Evolution and Games Group
https://egtheory.wordpress.com/
Artem believes in the ability of blogs and social media to be the future for professional science. The posts are loosely based around seven broad themes, but are not compartmentalized and limited to them.

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Wylder Bergman Green arbeitet seit Herbst 2014 bei der Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) und ist dort für die International Communications und Social Media zuständig. Der gebürtige Texaner aus Houston lebt seit 2011 in Deutschland. Nach seinem Abschluss in Journalismus an der Texas State University kam er nach Deutschland und arbeitete erfolgreich als Selbständiger Englischlehrer, Lektor und Übersetzer. Aufgrund seiner hervorragenden Arbeit wurde die HLFF auf ihn aufmerksam und konnte ihn für sich gewinnen.  --- Wylder Bergman Green joined the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) in the fall of 2014, and handles the international communications and social media. He is originally from Houston, Texas and has been living in Germany since 2011. After completing his degree in Journalism at Texas State University, he moved to Germany where he became a successful freelance English teacher, editor and translator. His freelance work eventually led him to the doors of the HLFF.

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