Monthly Archives: August 2016

Proofs without words

Some pretty proofs accessible to school aged kids: Proofs without words Advertisements

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Pythagoras and the Knotted Rope – Navigating By Joy

Now we’ve switched to a full-time living maths approach, we’re actually making time to play with some of the wonderful resources we’ve had on our shelves for years. What’s Y… Source: Pythagoras and the Knotted Rope – Navigating By Joy

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Ugly Mathematics: Why Do Mathematicians Dislike Computer-Assisted Proofs? – Springer

If we are going to talk about what makes mathematics beautiful, we should also take seriously the question of what can make it ugly.  Here is a paper on that topic: Ugly Mathematics: Why Do Mathematicians Dislike Computer-Assisted Proofs? – … Continue reading

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The Bridges Organization – Bridges 2016

A conference of interest to those who are drawn to cross-disciplinary topics– art, music, mathematics, architecture, education, and culture.  Hosted by University of Jyväsklylä, Finland, Aug 9-13, 2016. Source: The Bridges Organization – Bridges 2016

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My Beautiful, Deadly City – The New York Times

The arctic mining city of Norilsk is one of the most polluted in the world — but many residents love it, and even call it beautiful. What is it, actually that they love? Source: My Beautiful, Deadly City – The … Continue reading

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Finding Degas’s Lost Portrait With a Particle Accelerator – The New York Times

One way that science can come together with art: Australian researchers have used X-ray fluorescence to reconstruct a hidden portrait under one of Degas’s paintings in stunning resolution. Source: Finding Degas’s Lost Portrait With a Particle Accelerator – The New … Continue reading

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