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The Chessboard Puzzle and the Mathematics of Invariants
The Chessboard Puzzle and the Mathematics of Invariants
Here we crack a tricky yet simple problem at the intersection of computer science and mathematics. It also gives a lovely insight into how…
Maths and Musings
Sep 23
To the Moon in No Time!
To the Moon in No Time!
And the Answer Is… 42.
CryptoDude
Sep 22
Another Derivation of Euler’s Fabulous Formula
Another Derivation of Euler’s Fabulous Formula
Leonhard Euler (15 April 1707–18 September 1783) was a Swiss mathematician, who is considered to be one the greatest mathematicians of all…
Julia Fisher
Sep 22
Euclid of Alexandria — The Man Behind The Evolution Of Geometry
Euclid of Alexandria — The Man Behind The Evolution Of Geometry
Author of a phenomenal treatise “The Elements”
Areeba Merriam
Sep 20
A Fascinating Prisoner’s Puzzle
A Fascinating Prisoner’s Puzzle
Exploring different approaches to this seemingly impossible problem reveals some interesting connections between various branches of maths
Declan Brennan
Sep 18
Matrix Multiplication and the Ingenious Strassen’s Algorithm
Matrix Multiplication and the Ingenious Strassen’s Algorithm
We describe the famous Strassen’s algorithm for Matrix Multiplication.
Haris Angelidakis
Sep 18
The Lacking Wisdom of Crowds
The Lacking Wisdom of Crowds
Implications of Condorcet’s jury theorem
Jørgen Veisdal
Sep 17
Primes and The Powers of Two
Primes and The Powers of Two
Relating the powers of two with primes and perfect numbers
Joaquin de Castro
Sep 17
Biographies
The Mozart of Mathematics — Niels Henrik Abel
The Mozart of Mathematics — Niels Henrik Abel
“Although Abel shared with many mathematicians a complete lack of musical talent, I will not sound absurd if I compare his kind of…
Jørgen Veisdal
Sep 3
Kurt Gödel’s Brilliant Madness
Kurt Gödel’s Brilliant Madness
“Modern math’s absolute Prince of Darkness” — David Foster Wallace
Jørgen Veisdal
Jun 12
The Anarchist Abstractionist — Who was Alexander Grothendieck?
The Anarchist Abstractionist — Who was Alexander Grothendieck?
“The greatest mathematician of the 20th century” -Le Monde (2014)
Jørgen Veisdal
Apr 2
The Absent-Minded Father of Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener
The Absent-Minded Father of Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener
“When we met, was I walking to the faculty club or away from it? I’m wondering, because in the latter case I’ve already had my lunch”
Jørgen Veisdal
Mar 7
The Eccentric and Ingenious Father of the Atomic Bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer
The Eccentric and Ingenious Father of the Atomic Bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer
“Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Jørgen Veisdal
Dec 26, 2019
The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann
The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann
“Most mathematicians prove what they can, von Neumann proves what he wants”
Jørgen Veisdal
Nov 11, 2019
The Mathematical Nomad, Paul Erdős
The Mathematical Nomad, Paul Erdős
“The Man Who Loved Only Numbers”
Jørgen Veisdal
Jul 19, 2019
The Beautiful Life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
The Beautiful Life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
“He was so incredibly himself” — Herta Newman
Jørgen Veisdal
Jun 16, 2019
The Nature of Infinity, and Beyond
The Nature of Infinity, and Beyond
An introduction to Georg Cantor’s transfinite paradise
Jørgen Veisdal
Dec 17, 2018
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