Shamindra’s July 2019 Roundup

A quick roundup of any interesting July 2019 activities


Shamindra Shrotriya


July 30, 2019


This is a new feature I’m going to experiment with, namely documenting anything interesting I come across (articles, lectures, books, papers etc.) and any activities I get up to. This is more for my personal benefit but may also help others. Let’s see how this experiment goes!

Interesting Articles

Interesting Books


  • Continued reading this fantastic book (Steele 2004) called the Art of Mathematical inequalities by Prof. Michael Steele. This book is simply amazing in that Prof. Steele walks through deriving mathematical inequalities as if you were having a casual chat together using a whiteboard. I’ve been working through through the problems in detail and they are a great challenge! I’ll blog more about this as I finish the book in the August 2019 roundup.


  • Read Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You. Very nicely written debut novel by Ng, though quite dark and brooding in tone. Would not recommend as a pick me up but certainly would for a nice American-Asian character study set in the 1970s.

Interesting Papers

  • Particularly enjoyed reading this paper on the mathematical description of the carbon cycle (Rothman 2014). Really useful to get a good idea of the simple but powerful use of simple stochastic differential equations used to model climate change processes at various global scales.

Personal Blogging

Besides this post 😄 the main things I got up to on the personal blogging front were:

Concluding Thoughts

Overall July 2019 was a somewhat productive summer month. Though things are never quite as productive as I like them to be in graduate school, but always got to keep trying.

I liked documenting this personal July 2019 roundup. Normally I’m not the type to share much about my personal life, but I thought documenting what I get up to gives me more stake in the respective activities and forces me to commit to them enthusiastically. I also like sharing cool stuff that I come across with friends, so dual benefit.

I think I’ll keep these monthly roundups going for a while. Let’s see how this experiment goes when semester starts 😄.

Please post in the comments any questions/feedback you may have or anything interesting resources you came across in July 2019 👍.


Rothman, Daniel H. 2014. Earth’s Carbon Cycle: a Mathematical Perspective.” Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 52 (1): 47–64.
Steele, J Michael. 2004.The Cauchy-Schwarz master class: an introduction to the art of mathematical inequalities . Cambridge University Press.



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  author = {Shamindra Shrotriya},
  title = {Shamindra’s {July} 2019 {Roundup}},
  date = {2019-07-30},
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For attribution, please cite this work as:
Shamindra Shrotriya. 2019. “Shamindra’s July 2019 Roundup.” July 30, 2019.