The Unapologetic Mathematician

Mathematics for the interested outsider


As a much-anticipated visit approaches, my apartment is asymptotically approaching neatness. My former students’ comprehension of the word “asymptotically”, however, remains constant.

And this morning I received the proofs to a paper that was accepted for publication two years ago: “Functors Extending the Kauffman Bracket”. So yeah, I get out with it finally appearing in print, but in the meantime my career is shot.

June 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Better late than never. Seriously. Publishing on bleached crushed wood van be SO slow…

    I’ve seen framed tangles on the walls of bars frequented by fishermen.

    Comment by Jonathan Vos Post | June 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. What journal?

    Comment by Greg | June 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications

    Comment by John Armstrong | June 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. The journals really all should have websites where stuff that’s been accepted can be seen by subscribers, and ‘count’ for official purposes – I think some Kluwer linguistics journals might have something like that.

    Comment by Avery | June 27, 2009 | Reply

  5. Please excuse me by this off-topic comment. It is much the same as a previous one of mine.
    Now I am trying to me more clear.
    I would like to have a list of mathematical symbols you use in your blog. I know most of them, but not all. Of course that is a fault of mine.

    One way to achive this would be, let me suggest, to create a blog page just for this purpose. You might then add there those symbols, at least the less common for the general reagers like me. The list of symbols would lool like pretty much a Notation and Symbols Appendix in a good Textbook.

    Comment by Américo Tavares | June 28, 2009 | Reply

  6. They’re all pretty standard mathematical notation, and I try to explain them as I use them. It would be simpler if you asked for an explanation on a page here you don’t understand the notation and someone can respond explaining it.

    Comment by John Armstrong | June 28, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thanks. I’ll do that case by case.

    Comment by Américo Tavares | June 28, 2009 | Reply

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