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Famous Diophantine Equations
Famous Diophantine Equations
A Diophantine equation is an algebraic equation with several unknowns and integer coefficients
Jørgen Veisdal
Sep 17
The Birthplace of AI
The Birthplace of AI
An essay about the 1956 “Dartmouth workshop”
Jørgen Veisdal
Sep 12
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What is a Black Swan event?
What is a Black Swan event?
Necessary and sufficient conditions
Jørgen Veisdal
Sep 6
The Mathematics of Elo Ratings
The Mathematics of Elo Ratings
Calculating the relative skill of players in zero-sum games
Jørgen Veisdal
Sep 1
Einstein’s 1905 paper on the Photoelectric Effect
Einstein’s 1905 paper on the Photoelectric Effect
The paper that earned Einstein his Nobel Prize
Jørgen Veisdal
Aug 28
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Want to write for Cantor’s Paradise?
We are looking for contributors on math-related topics
Jørgen Veisdal
Aug 19
From the vault
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
The Ramanujan Summation: 1 + 2 + 3 + ⋯ + ∞ = -1/12?
The Ramanujan Summation: 1 + 2 + 3 + ⋯ + ∞ = -1/12?
“What on earth are you talking about? There’s no way that’s true!” — My mom
Mark Dodds
Sep 2, 2018
The Riemann Hypothesis, explained
The Riemann Hypothesis, explained
It’s been called the most difficult problem in mathematics. What is the Riemann Hypothesis?
Jørgen Veisdal
Aug 21, 2016
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Generative AI: A Key to Machine Intelligence?
Generative AI: A Key to Machine Intelligence?
We’re living in the age of the next industrial revolution: the very first three had freed most of the humans from the hard handwork labor…
Alexandr Honchar
Sep 10
Spheres, Planes and Hyperbolic Geometry
Spheres, Planes and Hyperbolic Geometry
Visualizing negative curvature, positive curvature and no curvature through crochet and masking tape
Marguerite Siboni
Aug 31
The Pigeonhole principle
The Pigeonhole principle
Thinking like a mathematician
Jørgen Veisdal
Aug 23
The Math Behind that Dick Joke in HBO’s “Silicon Valley”
The Math Behind that Dick Joke in HBO’s “Silicon Valley”
Estimating the efficiency of tip-to-tip stimulation
Jørgen Veisdal
Aug 17
Brownian Motion in Financial Markets
Brownian Motion in Financial Markets
If asset prices in the short term show an identifiable pattern, won’t speculators will find this pattern and exploit it, thereby…
Jørgen Veisdal
Aug 12
What is Topology?
What is Topology?
An entry-level primer on “rubber-sheet geometry”
Luke Cooper
Aug 5
The Math Problems from Good Will Hunting, w/ solutions
The Math Problems from Good Will Hunting, w/ solutions
How do you like them apples?
Jørgen Veisdal
Jul 31
The Hardy-Ramanujan number 1729
The Hardy-Ramanujan number 1729
When Hardy came to see Ramanujan in the hospital at Putney that day in 1918, not only did Ramanujan recognize the properties of the…
Jørgen Veisdal
Jul 29
Fermat’s Little Theorem
Fermat’s Little Theorem
Understanding Pierre de Fermat’s observation about prime numbers
Jørgen Veisdal
Jul 24
The Mathematical Nomad, Paul Erdős
The Mathematical Nomad, Paul Erdős
A tribute to the most prolific mathematician of all time
Jørgen Veisdal
Jul 19
The Black-Scholes formula, explained
The Black-Scholes formula, explained
Introduction to the most famous equation in finance
Jørgen Veisdal
Jul 13
Uncomputable Numbers
Uncomputable Numbers
Real numbers we can never know the value of
Jørgen Veisdal
Jul 11
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