Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table – The New York Times

Can math and science provide a source of stability in the face of loss, in the face of our own death?  Here is a farewell to Oliver Sacks, for his love of science:

As death nears, I am surrounding myself, as I did when I was a boy, with metals and minerals, little emblems of eternity.

Source: Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table – The New York Times

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This ‘Simple’ Multiplication Game Will Help You Rediscover The Joy Of Math

Looking for something fun to play with for a while?

This ‘Simple’ Multiplication Game Will Help You Rediscover The Joy Of Math.

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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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