“There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind...
I am traveling for most of July. I hope you enjoy this post from the past, which originally appeared on the Observations blog on July 21, 2012. A variety of pies celebrating the number pi...
I am traveling for most of July, so I hope you enjoy this post from the past, which originally appeared on the Budding Scientist blog on July 10, 2012 .
Last week Vi Hart posted a wonderful 30-minute video on twelve-tone music, and it really took me back! (If the video doesn't load for you, watch it on YouTube.)Ten years ago, I hadn't yet decided I wanted to do math...
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin. Image: Smithsonian Libraries, via Wikimedia Commons. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.
A visualization of the twin primes using an Ulam spiral. Image: Silveira Neto. CC BY-SA 2.5 I'm pleased to introduce a new American Mathematical Society blog: the Blog on Math Blogs!...
It's all about the Washingtons. And that smiley face button. Image: flickr user xJason.Rogersx CC BY 2.0 When I go to Europe, my pockets rapidly fill up with change.
An image created in the course of Laura DeMarco's dynamical systems research. Image: Laura DeMarco. This year I've been co-writing "Mathematics, Live," an interview series for the Association for Women in Mathematics newsletter...
I've been thinking about the hairy ball theorem a lot recently. Because I have the sophisticated sense of humor of a twelve-year-old just got a haircut, and I am newly reminded of my cowlicks...
When I was at the Joint Math Meetings in January, the evocative name "Lute of Pythagoras" jumped out at me in a talk by Ann Hanson of Columbia College in Chicago.
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