Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beautiful vs. Amazing

Is there a difference between a beautiful result, and an amazing one?  Here is a link to an “amazing” result, and you can judge for yourself:  http://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/an-amazing-result/#comments

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Examples of beautiful mathematics for high school level

Do you know of any good examples of beautiful mathematics that can be found (or should be found!) at the high school or middle school level?  Some answers to this question can be found here: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/74841/an-example-of-a-beautiful-proof-that-would-be-accessible-at-the-high-school-level But I am very … Continue reading

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Shows in Paris and London

There are currently some exhibitions dealing with connections between mathematics and art/beauty. In Paris: http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/curated/a-beautiful-elsewhere-mathematics-paris-style http://www.mairie5.paris.fr/mairie05/jsp/site/Portal.jsp?document_id=14527&portlet_id=794 In London: http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/talksdiscussions/topology.htm

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