Monthly Archives: February 2014

History of Topology – By their fruits ye shall know them…

“We believe, frankly, that research in general topology is almost exclusively driven by two things:  the existence of difficult, challenging problems, and the beauty of many of the results.” (p. 200) History of Topology – Google Books. Advertisements

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BBC News – Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty

“Neuroscience can’t tell you what beauty is, but if you find it beautiful the medial orbito-frontal cortex is likely to be involved, you can find beauty in anything,” he said.” BBC News – Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as … Continue reading

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Awakening the Journey with Jesse Prinz on Vimeo

Sometimes even a man with blue hair can make a lot of sense.  Jesse Prinz talks about why we experience beauty in nature, but as you listen to this film, I think you can substitute the word “mathematics” for “nature.” … Continue reading

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Workshop described in JHM

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics has published a detailed description of the WBEM workshop.  For die-hard fans, here is the link: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol4/iss1/16/ Thanks Gizem and company!

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Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things

Beauty as fit?  My colleague Lars-Daniel and I are working on a paper with this title, so I can’t help but post these images of a (perhaps) other kind of fit. Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things. Do you find … Continue reading

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Beauty, even in the teaching of mathematics | mathbabe

A little cross-web fertilization here.  Today I was a guestblogger for mathbabe… Guest Post: Beauty, even in the teaching of mathematics | mathbabe.

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