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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
The Blood-Test Problem
The Blood-Test Problem
How Statistics Helped the U.S. Army During WWII
Lorenzo Duso
Sep 16
The Discovery Of The First Irrational Number
The Discovery Of The First Irrational Number
How Hippasus of Metapontum ended up being drowned at sea for coming up with a groundbreaking proof.
CryptoDude
Sep 14
The Worst Theoretical Prediction in the History of Physics
The Worst Theoretical Prediction in the History of Physics
Dark Energy, and One of the Most Famous Unsolved Problem in Physics
Marco Tavora Ph.D.
Sep 14
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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