We all know a lot of measurements about ourselves. You are some number of feet or meters tall. You weigh some number of pounds, kilograms, or stone.
Last month, I went to a talk by mathematician Annalisa Crannell of Franklin and Marshall College called Math and Art: the good, the bad, and the pretty.
“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” --from Little Gidding by T.S...
Warren Buffett’s Bracket Challenge* has put even more of a spotlight than usual on March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament.
Tired of the circle constant? The prime counting function π(x) is an alternative way to celebrate everyone's favorite Greek letter that sounds like a dessert.
In 1879, Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, published an odd little book called Euclid and his Modern Rivals (available for free at the Internet Archive).
The parallel postulate is a stubborn wrinkle in a sheet: you can try to smooth it out, but it never really goes away
Mathematician and knitter sarah-marie belcastro uses math to inspire her knitting projects
“The treatise itself, therefore, contains only twenty-four pagesthe most extraordinary two dozen pages in the whole history of thought!” “How different with BolyaiJnos and Lobachvski, who claimed at once, unflinchingly, that their discovery marked an epoch in human thought so momentous as to be unsurpassed by anything recorded in the history of philosophy or of [...]..
Tom Stoppard’s absurdist play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead begins with one of them, Guildenstern (or is it Rosencrantz?), flipping coins.
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