New Numberphile video ponders the interesting challenge of coming up with "a number that nobody has thought of"

Do you think it's possible to come up with a set of "eigentoots"

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Marcus du Sautoy talks a bit about how OuLiPo, a loose collective of writers and mathematicians, sought to apply mathematical structures and patterns to and ; also discusses a little on the interaction between and

Quanta article about how a team of mathematicians recently managed to coax the Navier-Stokes equations into producing some non-unique solutions for certain initial conditions, exposing a weakness in the equations' modeling of physical reality

"We show that free-flying honeybees can visually acquire the capacity to differentiate between odd and even quantities of 1–10 geometric elements and extrapolate this categorization to the novel numerosities of 11 and 12, revealing that such categorization is accessible to a comparatively simple system."

For fans of , there's a T-shirt giveaway to celebrate its 100th game πŸ‘•πŸ₯³

"In , the favouring boys in early grades gradually disappears, according to a new publication by ’s Global Education Monitoring Report. The report calls for us to think harder about and the barriers that still hold girls back from realising their potential."

Just for fun, what do you subvert as someone who works in, or is interested in, or -adjacent fields?

Quanta article on the Kahn-Kalai conjecture - a sweeping statement about emergent structure in random sets and graphs - and a recent proof elegantly contained in 6 pages:

" trustee Richard Merkin, MD, founder and chief executive officer of the Heritage Provider Network, has made a generous gift to establish a center for pure and applied at Caltech."

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Chanced upon an article about a bartender who made "Fibonacci cocktails" where their ingredients are mixed in the ratio of 1:1:2:3:5

Now I'm imagining ideas for other mathematically-themed cocktails, but unfortunately I'm not nearly familiar enough in mixology

Dennis Parnell Sullivan is awarded the 2022 Β β€œfor his groundbreaking contributions to in its broadest sense,Β and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical aspects.”

Tibees gets a glimpse at some of the problems in the Harvard-MIT Tournament, which can get really tricky especially considering the tight time constraint:

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