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The Simplest Cubic Root
The Simplest Cubic Root
A very simple Cubic polynomial root approximation using architectural symmetry and similar triangles
Greg Oliver
Jan 14
A Misfortunate Genius — Évariste Galois
A Misfortunate Genius — Évariste Galois
Abel was done to death by poverty, Galois by stupidity
Areeba Merriam
Jan 14
There are Different Kinds of Infinities
There are Different Kinds of Infinities
From Brilliance to Madness
Kasper Müller
Jan 14
The Probabilistic Method
The Probabilistic Method
Maybe the most interesting proof method
Dr. Robert Kübler
Jan 13
Chess and Mathematics
Chess and Mathematics
At first glance, these two disciplines may seem unrelated.
Cole Persch
Jan 13
Beginner’s Guide to Mathematical Constructivism
Beginner’s Guide to Mathematical Constructivism
How some of the greatest minds of the twentieth century argued that Cantor’s paradise was not a paradise at all
Jan Gronwald
Jan 12
Beyond Infinity
Beyond Infinity
Analytic Continuation and its Applications in Quantum Physics
Kasper Müller
Jan 12
The Best Numerical Derivative Approximation Formulas
The Best Numerical Derivative Approximation Formulas
What happens when we can no longer calculate derivatives on paper?
Daniel Reti
Jan 12
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, 2020
Kurt Gödel’s Brilliant Madness
Kurt Gödel’s Brilliant Madness
“Modern math’s absolute Prince of Darkness” — David Foster Wallace
Jørgen Veisdal
Jun 12, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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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