Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mathematical Styles and the Process of Discovery

A discussion with Cedric Villani and John Nash about doing mathematics.  There are some comments about beauty of mathematics near the beginning, and a discussion of the connection between mathematics and love around the hour mark. http://new.livestream.com/frenchembassy/events/3476805/videos/65479424 Advertisements

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In Computers We Trust? about the work of Doron Zeilberger.

Can beauty in mathematics arise from work done by a computer? In Computers We Trust? | Quanta Magazine.

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The Splintered Mind: The Illusion of Understanding by guest blogger G. Randolph Mayes

For those who think explanation might have anything to do with beauty, here is a blog posting that raises a few important questions: The Splintered Mind: The Illusion of Understanding by guest blogger G. Randolph Mayes.

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The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson – YouTube

Some popular science if you are in that kind of mood.  Is this description of beauty one that would hold also for mathematical beauty? The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson – YouTube.

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