Mark MuldoonReader, School of MathematicsTeaching:
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The story about finance that he began to tell in his first book, Liar’s Poker, the exuberant and uproarious account of his time as a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers, and continued with his credit crunch book, The Big Short, is getting steadily darker. In the prologue to The Big Short, Lewis wrote that when he sat down to write his first book, ‘I hoped that some bright kid at Ohio State University who really wanted to be an oceanographer would read my book, spurn the offer from Goldman Sachs, and set out to sea.’ Instead, and of course, ‘six months after Liar’s Poker was published, I was kneedeep in letters from students at Ohio State University who wanted to know if I had any other secrets to share about Wall Street. They’d read my book as a howto manual.’ After finishing Flash Boys, I found it hard not to think about those missing oceanographers, the computer geniuses and engineers and physicists and entrepreneurs, all those brilliant minds, all that passion and energy disappearing into the black hole of money, lost to all the more productive and interesting things that we humans can do. It’s hard not to feel a sense of loss when you think of what these people would have done, if they hadn’t been sucked into the enterprise of making money out of money. If we ever get enough distance to look back with some sense of perspective on the delirium of modern finance, I think this is what will stand out clearly: that sense of human and intellectual waste.
From a review of Michael Lewis's Flash Boys: Cracking the Money Code, by John Lanchester.
Winter/Spring 2018
Weekday 9:00 → 10:00 10:00 → 11:00 11:00 → 12:00 12:00 → 1:00 1:00 → 2:00 2:00 → 3:00 3:00 → 4:00 4:00 → 5:00
Monday
Office Hours
Available to meet tutees
Alan Turing 2.130
Maths in the Life Sciences
Seminar
various venues
Discrete Maths
Lecture
Stopford: Theatre 6
Tuesday
Supervision for
Linear Algebra
My advisees
Alan Turing: G.110
Josh Burton
(Project Student)Jacob Whittaker
(Project Student)Joe Kroese
(Project Student)
Wednesday
Thursday
Discrete Maths
Lecture
Stopford: Theatre 2
Mathematical Biology
Lecture & Problems Class
Alan Turing: G.205
Discrete Maths
Problems Class
Ellen Wilkinson: A2.6
Friday
Discrete Maths
Problems Class
Ellen Wilkinson: A2.6Hannah Buckley
(Project Student)Mathematical Biology
Lecture
Alan Turing: G.205
Preprints & Papers
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