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On Michael Atiyah and the Riemann Hypothesis
At the 2018 Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), Sir Michael Atiyah gave a lecture in which he claimed to have found a proof for the Riemann hypothesis. If Atiyah’s proof holds up, then the nearly 160 year problem concerning the distribution of primes … Continue reading
With Profound Sadness
It was an incredible day in 2014 when Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal. I remember feeling absolutely overwhelmed with emotion and thinking to myself, alright, beginning today winning the Fields Medal is officially something … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events
Tagged Erica Klarreich, in memoriam, john baez, Maryam Mirzakhani, mathsbyagirl, obituary, RAGE of the blackboard, Terrence Tao
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Climate Science Blogs to Follow for Earth Day
This blog has now made almost exactly one trip around the sun! We kicked things off last year on Earth Day with the mathematics of planet earth, and today I want to highlight some more posts about our planet. On … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math
Tagged climate change, climate science, Earth Day, geometry, john baez, math, mathematics, Steve Easterbrook, Tamsin Edwards
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Platonic Solids, Symmetry, and the Fourth Dimension
On his blog Azimuth, John Baez has been posting a series called “Symmetry and the Fourth Dimension.” He writes: “The idea is to start with something very familiar and then take it a little further than most people have seen…without … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged 3d geometry, 4d geometry, fourth dimension, geometry, john baez, platonic solids, polytopes, visualizaion
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