Interview with a mathematician: Eugenia Cheng – The Intrepid Mathematician

Source: Interview with a mathematician: Eugenia Cheng – The Intrepid Mathematician

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Did artists lead the way in mathematics?

Source: Did artists lead the way in mathematics?

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Bhutan solves the ultimate school maths problem – and the answer is 108 | Education | The Guardian

Source: Bhutan solves the ultimate school maths problem – and the answer is 108 | Education | The Guardian

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A workshop:Enabling Mathematical Cultures

This workshop celebrates the completion of the EPSRC-funded project “Social Machines of Mathematics”, led by Professor Ursula Martin at the University of Oxford. We will present research arising from the project, and bring together interested researchers who want to build upon and complement our work. We invite interested researchers from a broad range of fields, including: Computer Science, Philosophy, Sociology, History of Mathematics and Science, Argumentation theory, and Mathematics Education. Through such a diverse mix of disciplines we aim to foster new insights, perspectives and conversations around the theme of Enabling Mathematical Cultures.

Confirmed speakers include: Andrew Aberdein, Michael Barany, Alan Bundy, Joe Corneli, Andrew Inglis, Lorenzo Lane, Ursula Martin, Dave Murray-Rust, Alison Pease, and Fenner Tanswell.

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Magic numbers: can maths equations be beautiful? | Science | The Guardian

Source: Magic numbers: can maths equations be beautiful? | Science | The Guardian

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And of course there is beauty in mathematical notation…

https://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2014/may/21/notation-history-mathematical-symbols-joseph-mazur

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In honor of Hans Rosling

All of us must die.  Hans Rosling, who created a  representational language to depict a large variety of data, left the world yesterday. This post is in his honor. If you have never visited the website, there is a lot to explore, and many of the graphs give a clear and sometimes startling view of the world. Respresentation as a source of beauty.

Source: How Does Income Relate to Life Expectancy? – Gapminder

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