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Category Archives: Physics
“Physics Buzz”: A Tour
While the “Physics Buzz” blog from the American Physical Society isn’t a math blog, there is some overlap. Here are some interesting recent posts on the site. “Holiday Instability” This post explores questions such as whether a Christmas tree, a … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, mathematical physics, Physics, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged American Physical Society, Christmas, coffee, Festivus, fractals, Hannah Fry, Hannukkah, stars
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Rage of the Blackboard: A Tour
I’ve always found great beauty in the way illustrations can convey a lot of information in a succinct, elegant, and beautiful way. I am a big fan of art especially when it intersects with math. While on Twitter, I ran … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Blogs, Current Events, Math Communication, Mathematics and the Arts, people in math, Physics, Recreational Mathematics, women in math
Tagged blogs, Blogs on Math Blogs, E.A. Casanova, Illustrations, math communication, Rage The Blackboard, Women In Math
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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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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
Posted in Applied Math, Game Theory, Mathematics and Computing, Physics, Traffic Modeling
Tagged airplane boarding, applied math, blogs, modeling, optimization, simulations, Traffic
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(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
Posted in Applied Math, History of Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Physics, Recreational Mathematics
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