MAA MathFest 2014 will be held August 6-9, 2014, in
Portland, Oregon, bringing together more than 1,500 mathematicians. Known for
its riverfront scenery, culinary delights, and cool vibe, the city also has a
lively art and architecture scene. And you can find lots of examples of
embedded mathematics, from the parabolic arcs of the city's fountains to the
geometric intensity of its bridges.
Welcome to this week’s Math Munch! Recently I attended a conference in memory of Bill Thurston. Bill was one of the most imaginative and influential mathematicians of the second half of the twentieth century. He worked with many mathematicians on projects and had many students before he passed away in the fall of 2012 at the age […]
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7 = (2 * 3) + 1^4
7 = 2 + 3 + (1 * √4)
Sadly, two years ago today, Sally Ride left us at the all-too-young age of 61. I wrote a brief bit about her one week ago. Her organization for young people, "Sally Ride Science" is here. Lynn Sherr's biography of her came out a little over a month ago. And here's a 1984 PBS Nova clip of Sally as the inspiring, professional, enthusiastic scientist she was: Meanwhile, this week, Jim Al-Khalili's last seasonal BBC broadcast of "The Life Scientific" (which gets rave reviews) was with
(Click on the comic if you can't see the full image.) (C)Copyright 2014, C. Burke.They call him The Count because he loves that old cloak thingy he wears. You might remember the Count from one of his previous appearances.
This is a really useless formula that I came across but amusing nonetheless. Square In Your Head The Numbers 34, 334, 3334, etc. and 67, 667, 6667, etc Here is a video explaining the proof of the formulas. Proof of the formula Actually there is an interesting reason I came across this. In 1985, Donald […]