...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, June 23, 2017

The Friday Math-mix


Week #21 of the Trump/Putin takeover:

1)  Something different from the unpredictable James Propp this month:

…speaking of Jim, he recently won a noble prize (well, seems noble to me anyway), writing about dinosaurs:

2) The tale of a ranking (guest post at mathbabe.org):

3)  A little mix of statistics, science, and philosophy (via Daniel Lakens):

4) Robert Talbert gives an overview of flipped learning and self-regulated learning:

5)  The double life of mathematician/football-star John Urschel (h/t Egan Chernoff):

6)  Tiling with Koch snowflakes (h/t John Baez):

7)  Followup to the Anna Haensch “refrain-from-discussing-mathematics” sign/tweet that went viral last week:

9)  A highlight of my week was interviewing professor/author Ed Scheinerman:


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

All I got for ya:





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