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A Brief Introduction to Infinity by Edward Frenkel

A short introduction to theory of infinity through three puzzles by Edward Frenkel, a professor of mathematics at U.C. Berkeley and the author of "Love and Math."

‘A capacity to move voters’: Will California be Bernie Sanders’ golden state?

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

After Hillary Clinton won the New York Democratic primary in April, her surrogates began relaying the message: game over, Bernie Sanders. Time to go home. It is mathematically impossible to win the nomination. Related: Hillary Clinton’s week from hell: can she shake off troubles to take on...

The “power pose” of the 6th century B.C.

From Selected Topics in the History of Mathematics by Aaron Strauss (1973): Today Pythagoras is known predominantly as a mathematician. However, in his own day and age (which was also the day and age of Buddha, Lao-Tsa, and Confucious),...Show More Summary

Mathematicians Bridge the Divide Between Infinity and the Physical World

A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world. The post Mathematicians Bridge the Divide Between Infinity and the Physical World appeared first on WIRED.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

I generally avoid movies about mathematicians, or mathematics.I didn't watch Beautiful Mind, or even the Imitation game. Often, popular depiction of mathematics and mathematicians runs as far away from the actual mathematics as possible,...Show More Summary

Stream Swarming Branch Surreal Number (Stereogum Premiere)

“In mathematics, the surreal number system is an arithmetic continuum containing the real numbers as well as infinite and infinitesimal numbers, respectively larger or smaller in absolute value than any positive real number.” So explains Andrew Graham, who chose Surreal Number as the title for his band Swarming Branch’s latest full-length opus, the follow-up to […]

Brickbat: Women Only

3 days agoNews : Reason

The University of Melbourne says three openings in its School of Mathematics and Statistics must be filled with women. Women account for just one quarter of all math professors in Australia, and Aleks Owczarek, the head of the school, says it is taking applications only from women in an effort to help change that.

I’m For Bernie

My vote doesn’t count. I live in California, one of the last primary states. Clinton is gonna win the nomination, Sanders’s success is mathematically impossible. As for a convention fight… That hasn’t worked out too well in the past....Show More Summary

Potential impact of a dengue vaccine in the Yucatan

While no dengue vaccine has yet been approved for general use, several candidates are in clinical development. Data from the clinical trials can be used in mathematical models to estimate the benefits and risks and of different vaccination strategies. Show More Summary

Debt Snowball – Highest Interest vs Smallest Loans First

Mathematically, it’s obvious that paying off loans with the highest interests rate first makes the most financial sense but as you may know, some financial experts promote “paying off the smallest loans first”. Why do they do that? Let’s take a look today. Smallest Loan First The smallest loans first method is simple. Instead of […]

Scientists capture the elusive structure of essential digestive enzyme

Using a powerful combination of techniques from biophysics to mathematics, researchers have revealed new insights into the mechanism of a liver enzyme that is critical for human health. The enzyme, phenylalanine hydroxylase, turns the...Show More Summary

John Urschel's Excellent MIT Offseason

Earlier this year, we told you Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel was beginning his pursuit of a Ph.D in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the foremost math and science schools in the country. Well, Urschel didn't just attend classes, he crushed them. My first semester in school in nearly three years. Show More Summary

Mathpix for iOS

Mathpix uses your iOS device’s camera to detect mathematical equations, even handwritten ones. It will then instantly solve the equation and show you the solution step by step, as well as the equation’s graph if possible. Android version coming soon.

A Plug For The Maths Challenge For Young Australians

In my second year here at WGS, I had a conversation with the Primary Head of School about how we might cater more effectively for some identifiable students with mathematical talent in our school. She was wondering out loud whether the Westpac Maths Competition would be a good idea. But then I remembered entering students […]

Revealing the nature of magnetic interactions in manganese oxide

A mathematical approach for studying local magnetic interactions has helped scientists understand the magnetic properties of a material with long-range magnetic order.

Business Consulting Suggestion: Make The Small Modules Work First

I knew a man who made a living with complicated mathematical models that he would provide for large companies. He was a professor at the Stanford Business School, but kept his consulting business on the side. "One thing you want... The post Business Consulting Suggestion: Make The Small Modules Work First appeared first on Planning, Startups, Stories.

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Interval Graphs, Develop Strategy Internally, Exponential Batteries, and Self-Rallying Cars Revisiting Interval Graphs for Network Science (PDF) -- Interval graphs and multiplexes are special types of a more general mathematical object...Show More Summary

VIDEO: SNL acts out Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders if they met in a bar

Pretty funny. Saturday Night Live has done a skit where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders meet in a bar. She’s going on about having already won mathematically and Bernie says

State Of The States: New Jersey's Problems Are Not "Mathematically Solvable"

While the warning flags are raging in Illinois and Connecticut, JPMorgan's Michael Cembalest states that New Jersey's problems are "not mathematically solvable." The stunning admission from a status-quo-sustaining bank that is “veryShow More Summary

Castles in the Air

Some thoughts on the value of nonrigorous mathematics.

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