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September 23, 2021

Stefan Forcey on Entropy and Diversity

Posted by Tom Leinster

Publishing a book is strange: you spend years working on it, then there’s a period in which the publishers do their thing, and then finally — a long time after you did most of the work — it appears in print. And that moment feels good, but afterwards… not much! Because, of course, there has to be time for people to actually read the thing before they’re going to react. It can be a bit of an anticlimax.

So I was very happy to see Stefan Forcey’s review of my new book Entropy and Diversity: The Axiomatic Approach, in the latest issue of the European Mathematical Society Magazine. I won’t attempt to add anything to what Stefan wrote, except to say that the very first sentence of his review taught me a word I didn’t previously know.

Posted at September 23, 2021 1:16 PM UTC

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Re: Stefan Forcey on Entropy and Diversity

From someone who will probably be living in the anti-climactic phase for a long while, congratulations on getting such a nice review!

Posted by: Blake Stacey on September 24, 2021 9:03 PM | Permalink | Reply to this


It was fun to write. Relevant: this xkcd comic about the usefulness of minimizing genetic diversity!

Posted by: stefan on October 4, 2021 8:51 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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