Noah Snyder

Bloomington, Indiana

sbseminar.wordpress.com

Age: 34

Assistant Professor at Indiana University, working on tensor categories and their relationships to operator algebras and topology.
Dec
16
comment Do all countries have the same gender segregation in science?
I find the Netherlands/Belgium difference particularly striking.
Dec
16
answered Do all countries have the same gender segregation in science?
Dec
16
comment Is it inappropriate to explain why I really want to live where the university is located in my job talk?
You might think that the talk is the only time you can tell everyone this info, but remember that there will be a hiring meeting at some point after your visit where the several people you told individually can tell everyone else.
Dec
15
awarded Caucus
Dec
12
comment Is there a case to be made that Luke wrote the book of Hebrews?
Just to clarify, there's no reason to think Luke the traveling companion of Paul wrote other books, but there is reason to think "Luke" the author of the gospel of Luke wrote Acts based on internal evidence. But there's no reason to think he wrote anything else in the New Testament.
Dec
8
answered Generalizations of the Four-Color theorem
Dec
5
comment The degree of antipodal map, composition of reflections?
possible duplicate of The degree of antipodal map.
Dec
5
answered Why are some professors critical of even casual use of Wikipedia?
Dec
1
awarded Yearling
Dec
1
awarded Yearling
Nov
29
comment Perron-Frobenius theory for reducible matrices
Have you looked at the beginning of Goodman, de la Harpe, Jones? I forget the exact details, but I recall that they need to do a little more generality than a lot of sources due to the bipartite nature of principal graphs.
Nov
19
comment How an assistant professor is called in North America?
In my experience professor is a more normal title than doctor. Local customs vary, but people are unlikely to be offended by either. (Just be sure to use dr/prof and not mr/mrs/miss/ms.)
Nov
14
awarded Nice Answer
Nov
13
awarded Notable Question
Nov
13
comment Why does U.S. Veterans Affairs only pay for classes which are required for the degree?
@sapi: Typically American students take around 1/3 to 1/2 of their classes in their major and up to 1/4 of general education requirements. So that leaves a lot of classes which don't count towards any specific requirement other than the total number of credits. If you're in a science major with prerequisites that must be taken sequentially and you start with outside credits it would be normal to take some classes that don't contibute to any requirements.
Nov
13
comment Why does U.S. Veterans Affairs only pay for classes which are required for the degree?
The reason I was curious about this is that there are lots of weird side affects. For example, because GI Bill students get a semester of credit for their military service, they can easily complete their credit requirements before their major requirements and be left in a situation where it's very difficult to stay a full time student while finishing the major.
Nov
13
comment Why does U.S. Veterans Affairs only pay for classes which are required for the degree?
Thanks! I did look at the bill but struggled finding that key definition.
Nov
13
awarded Autobiographer
Nov
13
awarded Student
Nov
13
asked Why does U.S. Veterans Affairs only pay for classes which are required for the degree?
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