Much like its creator, Karl Weierstrass’ monster came from nowhere. After four years at university spent drinking and fencing, Weierstrass…
Source: Math’s Beautiful Monsters – Issue 11: Light – Nautilus
By Ben Jones, Monash University Like many people before me, I became obsessed with trying to solve the Rubik’s cube. This obsession grew into one of my large hobbies, and I now have a collection of well over fifty Rubik’s cube and twisty puzzles. If you look hard enough, you can find maths anywhere, and …
Source: Group Theory and the Rubik’s cube – AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship
‘Fun’ problems can lead to striking, unexpected discoveries.
Source: The Importance of Recreational Math – The New York Times
This is from Mathoverflow (Stack Exchange). A collection of visually stunning mathematical representations. Many are well-known, a few you might not have seen before.
Source: soft question – Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain – Mathematics Stack Exchange
The mathematician Hermann Weyl who made many diverse contributions to his discipline once made the startling assertion that whenever he had to choose between truth and beauty in his works, he usually chose beauty.
Source: Truth and beauty in chemistry – The Curious Wavefunction – Scientific American Blog Network