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Life, Unbounded

The Calculus of Love

(Adapted from windowquinn on flickr)

This post is something a little different from the usual. I just spent an enjoyable few days filming for a BBC Horizon documentary on the modern story of black holes, and their role in galactic astrophysics (a tale told in part in my book Gravity’s Engines). I also learned that the director, Dan Clifton, had [...]

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Roots of Unity

Graham’s Number Is Too Big for Me to Tell You How Big It Is

Behold, Graham's number!

I was going to write an April Fool’s Day post with the title “Mathematicians Declare Graham’s Number Equal to Infinity.” Graham’s number is really big, but of course, it’s precisely 0% as big as infinity. On the other hand, everything we touch is finite, so in some sense, Graham’s number is probably “close enough” to [...]

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