Sweden’s Young Academy

Another link for Swedish speakers.  Klas Marström and Marie Wiberg, two members of Sweden’s young academy talk about their work in mathematics and mathematical statistics.  There are tips on this website for good reading related to history and other topics which might be accessible for summer reading.

Akademipodden – Sveriges Unga Akademi.

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Maria Gunther: Forskare är också en sorts kulturarbetare – DN.SE

For those who read Swedish, an inspiring article about why we do math and science, as a cultural form.

Maria Gunther: Forskare är också en sorts kulturarbetare – DN.SE.

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Yours for $23M: A House of Outstanding Mathematical Beauty – The Daily Beast

Can mathematics and aesthetics meet in architecture?  This article via my colleague Lars-Daniel Öhman.

Yours for $23M: A House of Outstanding Mathematical Beauty – The Daily Beast.

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A Variety of Unprocessed Foods Cut into Uncannily Precise 2.5cm Cubes by Lernert & Sander | Colossal

Do you find this beautiful?  If so why?

A Variety of Unprocessed Foods Cut into Uncannily Precise 2.5cm Cubes by Lernert & Sander | Colossal.

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Student’s Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns | Minds

Does this count as beauty in math?  It at least counts as beauty in design.  And I suppose it must not be too hard to find functions to describe the behavior of the water.  Thanks to Jonas Andersson at Skolverket.

Student’s Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns | Minds.

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Two new books about doing mathematics

Two books on the practice of mathematics have recently been reviewed in Nature by Amir Alexander.  The books are:

  • Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

    Cédric Villani Bodley Head/Faber and Faber 2015. ISBN: 9781847922526

  • Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

    Michael Harris Princeton Univ. Press 2015. ISBN: 9780691154237

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The Natural Beauty of Math from Smithsonian

It seems many magazines these days are doing stories on the beauty of math.  Here is yet another one…

The Natural Beauty of Math

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