Lovely interview, amazing result. NumberPhile strikes again:
#Mathematician Hannah Fry will be presenting this year's (2019) edition of the #Christmas Lectures at the Royal Institution, aiming to illustrate the power of #mathematics in tackling complex systems, but also its possible limitations.
The #PSLE papers in #Singapore have always caused stress for 12-year-olds and their parents, but the #mathematics paper tends to be outed as unfairly difficult. This CNA #documentary looks at whether the #maths tests are being set as unreasonably hard against the kids, and if public reaction is overblown.
Quanta article briefly explaining the problem of finding progressions within any set of numbers, and Sarah Peluse's proof showing a threshold size beyond which any set must contain a particular type of polynomial progression
Extensive article looking back on the life of #mathematician Julia Robinson and her contribution to problems involving Diophatine equations
Probing some mathematical minds here: how novel is this way of solving a general quadratic equation \(x^2 + Bx + C = 0\)? Kinda looks like a corollary of "completing the square", or am I mistaken?
Chu and Hough have determined how many steps it takes to randomize (for two definitions of "random") a 15 sliding puzzle, by analysis of the transition matrix of the #MarkovChain modelling the process. Turns out to be way greater than predicted by Diaconis, who originally proposed this problem in 1988.
"A study of 104 children from ages 3 to 10 found similar patterns of brain activity in boys and girls as they engaged in basic #math tasks, researchers reported Friday in the journal #Science of #Learning."
"As a homage to the legacy of the late Iranian #mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the Breakthrough Prize Foundation has launched an award named after her to honour outstanding #women in the field of #mathematics.
The $50,000 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize, which may be shared by two or more individuals, will be presented to early-career, women mathematicians who have completed their PhDs in the past two years."
Within the massive ecosystem of Wikidata entries, this project focuses on capturing and organizing data around #maths (entities, sequences, algorithms, theorems, mathematicians, etc.)
Big update: I'm officially graduating with B.Sc. in applied #mathematics 🎆 🎊
Very anxiously waiting for the graduation ceremony in less than 6 hours 😨
Still gunning for extra certification courses to narrow skill gaps though
From /r/math: "What is your favorite math quote?" https://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/bvx9bb/what_is_your_favorite_math_quote/
First I've heard of the obscure Lill's method, but a fascinating way to solve a polynomial equation 🐢 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUC-8P0zXe8
First time I heard of #一番気持ち悪いグラフ作ったやつが優勝 while perusing Twitter
Not a super popular hashtag, but as the translation suggests, aim is to make the most "uncomfortable" graph; seems open to interpretation (bizarre? freaky?)
Example that I copied (cockroach?): https://www.desmos.com/calculator/ksxomdhnhz
The New Yorker interview with Karen Uhlenbeck, the first woman to win the Abel Prize
"... This question is the subject of the “weak Pinsker conjecture,” which was first posed in the 1970s. Austin’s proof of the conjecture provides an elegantly intuitive lens through which to think about all manner of bewildering phenomena. He showed that at their heart, each of these dynamical systems is its own blend of chance and determinism."