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Monthly Archives: February 2015
Math For Your Ears
It is undeniable: podcasts are having a moment. The burgeoning podcast culture being shaped by the Radio Labs, 99% Invisibles, and Freakanomics Radios of the world, has gotten me thinking about some of the particular hardships of adapting pure mathematics … Continue reading
Posted in Math Communication, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged Beth Malmskog, math communication, Math Radio, Podcast, Sam Hansen
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The Social Side of Mathematics
Samantha Oestreicher is a recent Ph.D. in applied mathematics. She’s been blogging about social mathematics since 2007, but I only discovered her blog in December when she started a series of posts about math and tap dancing. She describes a … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, people in math
Tagged math and dance, mathematics and the arts, Samantha Oestreicher
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Who Is The Antivax Movement? Data Science Explains.
It was all theoretical until Jenny McCarthy gave Sidney Crosby the mumps. Then it got real. Ok, I know that’s a sensationalist — not to mention flagrantly untrue — thing to say, but it’s how I suddenly felt a few … Continue reading
Posted in Biomath, Mathematics and Computing
Tagged data science, data vizualization, math, math and health, Statistics
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Math and the Genius Myth
Earlier this month, Science published a paper about the genius myth and gender. It found that when academics in a field think their discipline requires a special innate talent, that field tends to attract fewer women. “We’re not saying women [or … Continue reading
Posted in people in math, women in math
Tagged Bethany Brookshire, Cathy O'Neil, genius, genius myth, innate talent, Izabella Laba, women in science
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$${Mathematicians} \subset {Artists}$$
Certain equations or concepts strike us as beautiful, stunning even. As she walked amongst the aquatints on the wall of Yale Art Gallery’s latest exhibit entitled “Concinnitas”, Jen Christiansen posed the title question of her blog post: “Math is Beautiful, … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Mathematics and the Arts, Uncategorized
Tagged Ampere's Law, Ben Volta, Concinnitas, Daniel Rockmore, David Mumford, Enrico Bombieri, Freeman Dyson, Manjul Bhargava, Math and Art, Math is Beautiful, Michael Atiyah, Murray GellMan, Peter Lax, Richard Karp, Simon Donaldson, STEAM, Stephen Smale, Steven Weinberg
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