First celestial photograph, see 1839 belowLet me tell you how at one time the famous mathematician Euclid became a physician. It was during a vacation, which I spent in Prague as I most always did, when I was attacked by an illness never before experienced, which manifested itself in chilliness and painful weariness of the whole body. In order to ease my condition I took up Euclid's Elements and read for the first time his doctrine of ratio, which I found treated there in a manner entirely new
I think I post this quote about once per annum: “If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that’s all that you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind: Your humor, your […]
Piero Anversa, a stem cell researcher at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and a colleague, Annarosa Leri, have sued Harvard over an investigation into their work that they claim has cost them millions in a forfeited sale of their company, and job offers. The team has had a paper in Circulation retracted, and a paper in […]The post Stem cell researchers sue Harvard, claiming faulty investigation lost them job offers appeared first on Retraction Watch.
We are nearly to the end of our Introduction to Number Theory book. In addition to providing us with many math project that are fun all on their own, I’ve been really happy to find so many great and unusual ways to secretly work number sense. The topic today was writing “decimals” in other bases…
(scheduled to appear in a few months, of course). I think you’ll like it. Or hate it. Depending on who you are.
The post Hey, I just wrote my April Fool’s post! appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.