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Mark Muldoon

Reader, School of Mathematics


Schedule, Winter/Spring 2018
The links below lead to online materials for my current courses

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Room: Room 2.130, Alan Turing Building (number 46 on this campus map)
Phone: (0161) 306 3646
(44 161 306 3646   from overseas)

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 knee-deep 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 how-to 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.

Top 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
    Office Hours
Available to meet tutees
Alan Turing 2.130
  Maths in the Life Sciences
various venues
  Discrete Maths
Stopford: Theatre 6
Supervision for
Linear Algebra
My advisees
Alan Turing: G.110
  Discrete Maths
Stopford: Theatre 2
Mathematical Biology
Lecture & Problems Class
Alan Turing: G.205
      Discrete Maths
Problems Class
Ellen Wilkinson: A2.6
Discrete Maths
Problems Class
Ellen Wilkinson: A2.6
          Mathematical Biology
Alan Turing: G.205

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