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Math and the Movies
Plans for the weekend? Time to catch a movie?
You're busy so I know you definitely don't want to waste your time on a bad movie. Well, apparently the researchers from Oxford University, the Central European University at Budapest and Budapest University of Technology and Economics don't like having their time wasted on a bad movie either.
These researchers have devised a mathematical model which can be used to predict whether a movie will be a blockbuster or a flop at the box office -- up to a month prior to release!
So, are you trying to choose between 'John Carter' and 'Iron Man 2'? Check the math!
For more information on their work, click here.
For movie times near you, click here.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-08-math-movies-office.html#jCp
Spotlight on AMS
Congratulations to Prof. Paul Martin
Professor Paul A. Martin has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, the oldest (1953) and one of the most prestigious journals of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The appointment will start on July 1, 2014 and is for an initial period of 2.5 years. Paul has been affiliated with the journal, first as Associate Editor and then Section Editor, since 2004.
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