The 29th Carnival is here!


clown.jpgThe 29th Carnival of Mathematics is over at Quomodocumque, and it’s full of lots of good posts (including one of our own!). There were several blogs I didn’t recognize, so I’m looking forward to checking them out. Indeed, getting distracted with that very activity is the reason it’s taken me an hour so far to write this two-paragraph post.

Quomodocumque is a blog for sharing interesting things encountered by mathematician and author Jordan S. Ellenberg, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (the alma mater of two of the bloggers here!)

Can anyone tell me where the word “quomodocumque” comes from? I’m certain it’s Latin, but whether it’s a phrase or the name of something, or a made-up work I’m not sure.

2 Responses to “The 29th Carnival is here!”

  1. JSE Says:

    It means “in whatever fashion.” I saw it on a slide in a history-of-math seminar I went to and thought it was the greatest word ever.

  2. Ξ Says:

    Thanks! I can see the breakdown now (modo like à la mode).

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