Ugly Mathematics: Why Do Mathematicians Dislike Computer-Assisted Proofs? – Springer

If we are going to talk about what makes mathematics beautiful, we should also take seriously the question of what can make it ugly.  Here is a paper on that topic: Ugly Mathematics: Why Do Mathematicians Dislike Computer-Assisted Proofs? – Springer

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The Bridges Organization – Bridges 2016

A conference of interest to those who are drawn to cross-disciplinary topics– art, music, mathematics, architecture, education, and culture.  Hosted by University of Jyväsklylä, Finland, Aug 9-13, 2016.

Source: The Bridges Organization – Bridges 2016

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My Beautiful, Deadly City – The New York Times

The arctic mining city of Norilsk is one of the most polluted in the world — but many residents love it, and even call it beautiful.

What is it, actually that they love?

Source: My Beautiful, Deadly City – The New York Times

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Finding Degas’s Lost Portrait With a Particle Accelerator – The New York Times

One way that science can come together with art:

Australian researchers have used X-ray fluorescence to reconstruct a hidden portrait under one of Degas’s paintings in stunning resolution.

Source: Finding Degas’s Lost Portrait With a Particle Accelerator – The New York Times

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Mathematicians Bridge Finite-Infinite Divide | Quanta Magazine

A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world.

Source: Mathematicians Bridge Finite-Infinite Divide | Quanta Magazine

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Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight – The Washington Post

Oh, no.  This is quite far from beauty.  At least the mathematician was not poorly treated.

Source: Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight – The Washington Post

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Gurus-arkiv – Sapir

What makes mathematics beautiful.  A few short answers to some difficult questions.

Source: Gurus-arkiv – Sapir

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