- The latest issue of the New York Review of Books has an article about the new Turing film, explaining in detail how it gets pretty much everything completely wrong about Turing and his story (see my review here). In related news, this week it was announced that the film is one of the final Oscar nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay.
- The DESY research magazine femto has a sequence of articles about the LHC, SUSY and BSM physics.
- The Swedish Research Council has just announced a ten-year grant of $60 million SEK (about $7 million) to bring Frank Wilczek to Stockholm University.
- Mike Duff has some complaints about the Dean Rickles “A Brief History of String Theory” (for mine, see here.)
- Jim Stewart, a mathematician who became wealthy based on his popular Calculus book (which we use here at Columbia) passed away last month at the age of 73. For more about him, see here and here. I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple times, with one occasion including a tour of his remarkable home in Toronto, Integral House.
- For a new book about a certain mathematical point of view on QFT, see Factorization algebras in quantum field theory, by Kevin Costello and Owen Gwilliam.
- Quanta magazine has a nice article by Kevin Hartnett on Ciprian Manolescu’s work on the triangulation conjecture.
Update: One more. The Yale Art Gallery now has an exhibition of prints based on equations chosen and drawn by well-known mathematicians and physicists. It’s called The Art of the Equation, and impresario of the project Dan Rockmore will be discussing it there at 5:30 on Thursday January 22.