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A Math And Photography Student Shows How Awesome Math Is

Mathematics & Arts “Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression … Continue reading

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Japanese children learn super-fast mathematics with abacus

These Japanese kids are taught from a young age to use an abacus, and using cognitive learning principles, are gradually taught to automate the calculating principles so that eventually they become human calculators, doing incredible mathematical sums through internalising the … Continue reading

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The surprising math of cities and corporations

Physicist Geoffrey West believes that complex systems from organisms to cities are in many ways governed by simple laws — laws that can be discovered and analyzed (Full bio and more links) Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical … Continue reading

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Short Lectures on the History of Mathematics

In this first lecture (with two parts, 1a & 1b) we first give a very rough outline of world history from a mathematical point of view, position the work of the ancient Greeks as following from Egyptian and Babylonian influences, … Continue reading

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Existentialism Mathematics

Mathematician Algirdas Javtokas Takes Mathematics Into Conceptual Art Algirdas Javtokas, a Lithuanian mathematician introduces mathematics which is no longer concerned with particular problems related to numbers, logic, space, transformations, etc. Instead Algirdas Javtokas gets beyond the limits of those traditional … Continue reading

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Pi is wrong! Here comes Tau Day

Are you marking Tau Day? Are you a π fan, or do you think it is time for change? Are you a tau convert? Describe your ‘conversion’ experience? Find out why mathematicians are campaigning for π to be replaced with … Continue reading

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Listen to the Riemann Zeta Function

Here’s something cool I found on the web: The Riemann zeta function, for values of its argument located on the critical line (z = 1/2 + i*t for real t), looks so much like a sound wave … Listen Read … Continue reading

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Geometry Dimension Documentary For A Wide Audience

Euclid : the father of geometry —- Euclid’s Elements Greek mathematics Full List of Greek Mathematicians Hipparchus shows us how to describe the position of any point on Earth with two numbers… and explains the stereographic projection: how to draw … Continue reading

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Are Mathematicians Creative?

Is doing research in mathematics a creative process? When mathematicians talk of their subject as beautiful, what do they mean? What are their motivations? Their dreams? Their disappointments? Produced by Chrystal Cherniwchan, Azita Ghassemi and Prof. Jon Keating, this film … Continue reading

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The Tribe of Mathematicians

Meet a place that is sufficiently special and remote : Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences It is tempting to lump all mathematicians together. However, within mathematics, there are individuals who are only interested in “pure” mathematics, and there are … Continue reading

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