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The Joy of x Podcast: A Tour
The Joy of x podcast is a series of conversations with a wide range of scientists about their lives, work, and what fostered their passion. It is hosted by Steven Strogatz in collaboration with QuantaMagazine. The format of this podcast makes … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Current Events, Math Communication, Physics, Podcast
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In honor of Black History Month
February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month. Its origin trace back to 1926, when the historian Carter G. Woodson pioneered “Negro History Week” in the second week of February because it coincided with the birthdays of former US president … Continue reading
Traffic and Other Jams
Most people can relate to (or feel) the frustration caused by being stuck in traffic, waiting in a queue to board a plane, or circling the parking lot to find a space. Routes that could take 30 minutes can turn … Continue reading
Advocating for Mental Health at JMM
Mental health, which encompasses our emotional, physiological, and social wellbeing, has been a topic I’ve wanted to write about on this blog for a while. I was hesitant at first because I felt unqualified to address the many factors that … Continue reading
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Tagged blogs, joint mathematics meetings, math anxiety, mental health
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Holiday Math Treats
The holidays are a perfect time to unwind, reflect, and spend time with loved ones. For me, it is also a great time to browse the internet for fun activities to do. In this post, I highlight some of the … Continue reading
(Re)Discovering Identities
In November, I ran across a very interesting article in QuantaMagazine “Neutrinos Lead to Unexpected Discovery in Basic Math“ by Natalie Wolchover. She described the discovery that three physicists — Stephen Parke (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), Xining Zhang (University of Chicago) … Continue reading
Category is…A Tour of Math3ma’s Blog
I am a huge fan of TaiDanae Bradley’s blog Math3ma. Why? In her blog, TaiDanae explains concepts related to Category Theory and many other fields of math with beautiful illustrations in an accessible way. Math3ma was launched in 2015 when … Continue reading
Joining the 3D Printed Revolution
While browsing the math blogosphere on Twitter, I found myself diving into the wonderful 3D printing posts. Back in 2014, Evelyn Lamb wrote a post in this blog called “The Revolution Will Be 3D Printed”. Inspired by the title, I … Continue reading
Interactive Explorations of Hilbert Curves
One of the most famous and elegant constructions in mathematics is Hilbert’s spacefilling curve. A nice description of Hilbert curves can be seen in Grant Sanderson’s (@3Blue1Brown) video “Hilbert’s Curves: Is Infinite Math Useful?” These curves have an impressive number … Continue reading
Diving into the DeepMind podcast
Deepmind, famously known for creating the computer programs AlphaGo and Alpha Zero, features a blog that showcases their current research efforts in artificial intelligence (AI). Their more recent posts include: “How evolutionary selection can train more capable selfdriving cars” by … Continue reading