...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, February 24, 2017

Math Potpourri



1)  Another interesting (I think) post from Andrew Gelman, this time on medicine and science:

2)  And another ‘math is beautiful’ article:

3)  A-a-a-nd another tribute to Hans Rosling (via Nautilus):

4) Upcoming courses (MOOCs) from Jo Boaler:

5)  Siobhan Roberts interviews mathematician Sylvia Serfaty for Quanta:

6)  Evelyn Lamb celebrates another holiday:

7)  “Fighting gerrymandering with geometry”… enough said:
8)  Reminder that there's always more weekly math at Mike’sMathPage:


…and Sunday morning come right back to MathTango for interview #41 in that series.

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

A hummingbird feeding its young... that is all:





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