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Category Archives: Math in Pop Culture
An Infinite Understanding
“Have you ever thought about how strange it is that we think about infinity every day, but most people think about it only on the rarest of occasions, if ever?” This is the text message I recently sent two of … Continue reading
Posted in Math, Math in Pop Culture, Mathematics in Society
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The Science of Moving Dots
A guest post by Allison Kotleba: When most people think of basketball, they picture the tall players, the fastpaced plays, and the seemingly impossible shooting skills. However, spatiotemporal pattern recognition does not come to most people’s minds when discussing the … Continue reading
Mathematical Democracy: Mission Impossible? Maybe not…
In 1950, a 29yearold PhD candidate at Columbia published a stunning theorem that later won him a Nobel Prize: “There is no such thing as a fair voting system.” Or so the legend goes. Let’s dive into this claim and … Continue reading
OKCupid: The Math Behind Online Dating
Guest Author: Michalina Malysz “Like you use sentences to tell a person a story; you use algorithms to tell a story to a computer” (Rudder 2013). In today’s day and age, we have the world at our fingertips. The internet … Continue reading
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (Mathematical Movie!)
Hi! For this post, I thought I would take a break from posting math riddles and take a brief moment to draw your attention to an exciting new movie premiering in the United States this week – “The Man Who … Continue reading
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