...a companion blog to "Math-Frolic," specifically for interviews, book reviews, weekly-linkfests, and longer posts or commentary than usually found at the Math-Frolic site.

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"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show." ---Bertrand Russell (1907) Rob Gluck

"I have come to believe, though very reluctantly, that it [mathematics] consists of tautologies. I fear that, to a mind of sufficient intellectual power, the whole of mathematics would appear trivial, as trivial as the statement that a four-legged animal is an animal." ---Bertrand Russell (1957)

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Leftovers For the Math Crowd


Another foreshortened weekly potpourri:

1)  Sierpinski numbers:

2)  More post-election stuff from Andrew Gelman:

...and from Allen Downey here:

3)  Physicist Adam Frank now finds statistics interesting:
4)  The "mathematics of overhang'" from Quanta:
5)  Favorite sets from Chalkdust Magazine (tennis fans won't be disappointed!):
6)  Another edition of "Faculty Lounge Math":
7 And ICYMI, earlier in week, as a public service, I interviewed the U.S.'s President-elect (such-as-it-were) ;-) :

Potpourri BONUS! (extra NON-mathematical links of interest):



1)  Most of Sean Carroll's October Gifford Lectures on "Natural Theology" have now been posted at his blog:

2)  Been a hectic, disquieting couple of weeks, so will just close out with a little calming music:





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