Helmut Knaust - Miscellaneous: Mostly, But Not Exclusively, Related to Mathematics
Wolfram Demonstration Projects
What is JPEG?
David Austin (Notices of the AMS 55(2), 2008)
Image Compression: Seeing What's Not There
David Austin (Feature Column of the AMS, September 2007)
Multi-Resolution Analysis for the Haar Wavelet
A Mathematical Theory of Communication
(Bell System Technical Journal 27 (1948), pp. 379-423, pp. 623-656)
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem
Can a Proof Use Computers?
Will Mathematicians Become Superfluous?
Is Mathematics Strictly a Human Endeavor?
The Legacy of R.L. Moore Project
The Greatest Math Teacher Ever
The Greatest Math Teacher Ever, Part 2
The Moore Method: What Discovery Learning Is and How It Works
What is the Moore Method?
William S. Mahavier
Mostly Math and Educational Issues (→
Microbe TV Interview with Anthony Fauci
How Moderates Failed Black America
David Brooks (NYT 2020/06/18)
America’s Great Working-Class Colleges
David Leonhard (NYT 2017/01/18)
America's High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries' High School Dropouts
Gabrielle Emanuel (NPR 2016/3/14)
John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86
Erica Goode (NYT, 2015/05/24)
College for the Masses
David Leonhardt (NYT, 2015/04/16)
Darling-Hammond, Linda (2014) "What Can PISA Tell Us about U.S. Education Policy?," New England Journal of Public Policy: Vol. 26: Iss. 1, Article 4.
Far From the Madding Crowd>, by
Jeff Salamon (Texas Monthly, December 2014)
Alexandre Grothendieck, le plus grand mathématicien du XXe siècle, est mort
Stéphane Foucart and Philippe Pajot (Le Monde, 2014/11/14)
Alexander Grothendieck, Math Enigma, Dies at 86
Bruce Weber and Julie Rehmeyer (NYT, 2014/11/14)
The American Dream Is Leaving America
Nicholas Kristof (NYT, 2014/10/25)
The State of Education for African American Students
, The Education Trust, June 2014.
The State of Education for Latino Students
, The Education Trust, June 2014.
Why Do Americans Stink at Math?
Elizabeth Green (NYT, 2014/07/23)
The Employer’s Creed
David Brooks (NYT, 2014/03/31)
UC's Napolitano throws cold water on the online education craze
Michael Hiltzik (LA Times, 2014/03/26)
Why is everyone ignoring my brilliant solution to the debt ceiling crisis?
Oliver Burkeman (The Guardian, 2013/10/04)
Graveling Over Visible — and Invisible — Funding Holes
Ross Ramsey (Texas Tribune, 2013/09/13)
Bhutan Is No Shangri-La
Vidhyapati Mishra (NYT, 2013/06/28)
QS Rating of Top Universities in Mathematics,
Undermining Pell: How Colleges Compete for Wealthy Students and Leave the Low-Income Behind
Stephen Burd (New America Foundation, May 2013)
The Paranoid Style in American Politics
, Harper's Magazine (November 1964).
, Raritan Quarterly Review 6, no. 2 (Fall 1986).
Death Sentences and Executions 2012
Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Bill McKibben (Rolling Stones, 2012/08/19)
Dim and Dimmer, by
Robert B. Semple Jr. (NYT, 2011/07/10)
A Kindergarten guide to modern monetary theory
, by Frank Ashe
The Bipartisan March to Fiscal Madness
David A. Stockman (NYT, 2011/04/23)
German Engineering at Its Best? (YouTube)
How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?
Paul Krugman (NYT, 2009/09/06)
German Viewers Love Their Detectives
Michael Kimmelman (NYT, 2009/8/27)
The Museum of HP Calculators
Trans Canada Pipeline Arch
Ze Drem vil finali kum tru!
How to Make a Car - German Style
FAQ about Calendars
Original (Harry Beck)
German Newspapers and Magazines
- A "serious" weekly newspaper, not many pictures, but many in-depth articles.
- A weekly news magazine. High-gloss.
- Another weekly news magazine. Always features the newest political gossip.
FAZ - Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The leading national newspaper, politically and financially rather conservative.
TAZ - Die Tageszeitung.
A small national daily newspaper, clearly situated at the left end of the political spectrum.
My Favorite German TV Shows
Teaching and Service
...can't be El Paso