Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gallery – The Museum of Mathematics

Lectures on the beauty and enjoyment of mathematics: Gallery – The Museum of Mathematics.

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Los Angeles Review of Books – The Zany, The Cute, And The Interesting: On Ngai’s “Our Aesthetic Categories”

I’m not sure a mathematical proof could be considered zany, or cute, but perhaps some are interesting?  In any case, thinking about mathematical examples while you read this article could add an extra, needed, dimension. Los Angeles Review of Books … Continue reading

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Do you think this mathematical object is beautiful?

Read about it here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7140/full/447041a.html

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Why fiction writers should learn mathematics, from the New Yorker

Here is a lovely article, by Alexander Narayan, connecting the worlds of mathematics and literature. “I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art,” Hardy, the Cambridge mathematician, wrote. He meant creative in the most literal sense, contrasting serious … Continue reading

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