First of all, the math dance piece went quite well (at least, I had some positive feedback). In part of it I ask for questions from the audience, and I’m not sure I answered them all as well as I could have, but I was able to spiral into and beyond the question “What is the quadratic formula” to explain that evidence of the quadratic formula has been unearthed dating back to 1000 B.C. and beyond, and all of the interesting questions it leads to. More on this particular subject later on.
I met with my advisor today, for the first time in a while. Meeting with him has been uniformly productive of late. He was pleased by my recent little result, and suggested some new avenues to explore. I’m starting to get into a better and better place with my question: I can draw analogies to previous work and have a sense of what should (or might) be true with what I’m working on.
More on this later too.