Article on Nature outlining a framework for mathematicians to use to discover insights. with case studies in knot theory + representation theory:

nature.com/articles/s41586-021

Yet another discussion on the origin of (discovered or invented?), this time involving William Shatner + Stanford U's Keith Devlin:

youtube.com/watch?v=2o0YbUGDAP

Celebrating 10 years of by examining the number 10 (and talking about friendly numbers) πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

youtube.com/watch?v=KZ1BVlURwf

The recording of "The Great Big and Gameshow", hosted by Dr Tom Crawford on 13 October at IF Oxford, is out on YouTube:

youtube.com/watch?v=m4utPvccBQ

"Irish Dara Γ“ Briain has received an award for his contribution to raising public awareness of .

This is an award that is presented each year during Maths Week – the annual all-island festival of maths and numeracy, which is currently running with events across the country and online."

siliconrepublic.com/innovation

Seeing the latest strip, wondering what unsolved problems you would considered "cursed" πŸ₯΄

xkcd.com/2529/

It's pretty amusing that a big part of Matt Parker's legacy is having "Parker" being synonymous with being "almost correct" or a "near miss" (with big help from Brady Haran), to the point of being referenced in an actual maths preprint

youtube.com/watch?v=FCczHiXPVc

Another video from Matt Parker, this time exploring the squircle (particularly the shape defined by |π‘₯|⁴+|𝑦|⁴=1) and the complications from trying to work out its area, featuring some lemniscate biscuits, and a *lot* of interactions between different versions of himself

youtube.com/watch?v=gjtTcyWL0N

The classic discussion on whether exists in our reality for us to discover, or exists only as man-made inventions to describe said reality (among others), is once again explored in this panel discussion (with a 10+ minute intro from moderator Brian Greene)

youtube.com/watch?v=VN19VOMHxk

No one: \(\mathbb{R}\setminus\{1\}\)
Absolutely no one: \([0,\infty)\setminus\{1\}\)

Newest Numberphile video features Tom Crawford breaking down an approach to an ex-Oxford Admissions Question: given the task of completely filling up a square with N non-overlapping rectangles of any size (not necessarily all uniform), as long as each rectangle has one side twice the length of the other, for which values of N is this task possible?

youtube.com/watch?v=VZ25tZ9z6u

Matt Parker's latest video is a nice basic (and self-admittedly simplified) exposure to some of the concepts of :

youtube.com/watch?v=ymF1bp-qrj

Saw this joke online:
logπŸ˜… = πŸ’§logπŸ˜„

Imaginary numbers seem to often get harshly judged by their label and ridiculed for being "imaginary maths"

Would the stigma be lessened if they were called something else? Can they even be called anything else since the "real numbers" had already established prominence?

"...we obtain the first consistent mathematical description of multiple wave dynamics and its inter-wave strolling regime. Our results are tested and calibrated against the pandemic data. Because of the simplicity of our approach that is organized around symmetry principles, our discovery amounts to a paradigm shift in the way epidemiological data are mathematically modelled."

frontiersin.org/articles/10.33

Not really sticking to any particular kind of note-taking system/ideology (e.g. Zettelkasten), instead focusing on just generating the content and saving the refactoring for later

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Dabbling with yet another : Obsidian () also does the whole note linking + graphs + tags, but at least there's a free desktop client extendable by plugins, and I could do my own free syncing + versioning: obsidian.md/

Currently incorporated some notes from previous online courses + using it for ongoing notes for a training program, but will probably try redoing notes for past uni modules + outlining books/articles

Math prof Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not To Be Wrong, just did a Reddit AMA:

reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nqr

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