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On The ‘Math Section’ Blog
Swiss mathematician Elias Wirth created the “Math Section” blog earlier this month. Even though the blog is new, he’s already written several interesting posts, like this one about using the mean value theorem to catch speeding motorists. In an interview … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, people in math, Uncategorized
Tagged applied mathematics, Elias Wirth, LaTeX, Math Section, Matlab, mean value theorem, Terrence Tao
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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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Growing Up Gifted
It seems that Hollywood can’t get enough of mathematicians. Most recently, Gifted hit theaters. It’s the story of the mathematically gifted sevenyearold Mary who is living with her uncle in Florida. We follow Mary’s struggle adjusting to a typical public … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics and the Arts
Tagged Evelyn Lamb, Gifted, Jordan Ellenberg, math in the movies, Math Movies, Movies, Terrence Tao
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That Time Terence Tao Won $500 From Paul ErdÅ‘s
Suppose you have some arbitrary sequence of 1 and 1, something like this 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, …. And suppose you start plucking entries from fixed intervals and adding them together. For … Continue reading
In Praise of Teamwork
Part of what makes math blogging so interesting is that it helps to build connections between the people creating math and those consuming math. The evolution in math blogging and blossoming of math on twitter has done a great deal … Continue reading
Posted in Number Theory, people in math, Uncategorized
Tagged David Farmer, LMFDB, Terrence Tao
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