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Mark Muldoon

Reader, School of Mathematics

Teaching: Schedule, Autumn 2018

The links below lead to online materials for my current courses

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 Autumn 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
Paszek & Roberts Labs
Listeria Meeting
Michael Smith: A.2026
Stats & Machine Learning
Simon Bldg: 4.47
    Stats & Machine Learning
Ellen Wilkinson: B3.3
  Office Hours
Available to meet tutees
Alan Turing 2.130
Foundations of Pure Maths
(my advisees)
Alan Turing: G.109
Tutorial for 2M1
Group 04
Simon Bldg: 3.62
Nissrin Alachkar
(WTQBB rotation)
  Applications of Pure Maths
Frank Adams 1
  Xiaomeng Li
(Project Student)
Kieran Jones
(Project Student)
Amber Reid
(Project Student)