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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Why Do We Pay Pure Mathematicians?

A cartoonish version of the mathematical profession, via my friend Monica.

Why Do We Pay Pure Mathematicians? | Math with Bad Drawings.

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▶ Math gold medalist talks about the art of math

Video of the day.  A short lecture on the beauty of math from a talented high school student.

▶ Math gold medalist talks about the art of math – YouTube.

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Math Is Beautiful, But Is It Art?

Is beauty in the air? The topic seems to be hitting many major newspapers and magazines these days.  Here is the latest contribution in Scientific American.

Math Is Beautiful, But Is It Art? | SA Visual, Scientific American Blog Network.

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