The argument I’ve always heard for why leaves or branches grow by rotating around a stem/trunk one golden angle at […]
Hi. I’m Courtney Gibbons, an assistant professor of mathematics at Hamilton College. I’m a mathematician, but I’m also a climber, hiker, cat-owner, animal-lover, vegan, and sarcastic know-it-all.
This blog is an attempt to keep my friends from grad school in the loop as far as my various and sundry (mis)adventures go, but it’s also a place to try to collect my thoughts on things like, “why is it so hard to become a runner?” and, “here’s a cool problem for a linear algebra class that involves zombies and cupcakes.” These kind of things occupy a lot of my mental energy, so I might as well save someone else the trouble of blogging them, right?