Further, 3Blue1Brown goes further exploring the puzzle in a separate video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTJI_WuZSwE

TIL the custom of importing the Python library seaborn as "sns", comes from a jokey reference to a character from The West Wing whose surname was Seaborn

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41499857/seaborn-why-import-as-sns

"Earlier this year, a first-time academic author published a new mathematical study in the journalÂ Research in Number Theory. The twist? The researcher, Christopher Havens, is alsoÂ serving a 25-year sentenceÂ in the Washington Department of Correction following a murder conviction."

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a32502357/inmate-math-discovery-prison-continued-fractions/

One thing I find kinda annoying regarding public reception to research, is when published papers suggest findings aligned with "common sense" and then laypeople all go "like, duh"

Even if the studies don't yield dramatically surprising results overturning assumptions, they can still be useful in deeper understanding of common-sense phenomena/models, e.g. underlying mechanisms, influencing factors and their strengths

Matheminecraft, developed by mathematician David StrÃ¼tt, came out of combining #Minecraft with #mathematics, teaching the concept of Eulerian cycles in a fun accessible manner to schoolkids

https://actu.epfl.ch/news/matheminecraft-when-mathematics-merge-with-minec-5/

Interesting #research paper about #mathematics that *isn't* a #maths paper, instead examining what makes mathematical arguments "beautiful" as perceived by mathematicians:

"Beauty Is Not Simplicity: An Analysis of Mathematicians' Proof Appraisals"

The hunger for solutions to #Covid19 has seemed to drive people to pick up findings in studies very early and sharing them on various platforms, even at the pre-print stage before any journal review

As much as this crisis has pushed the strength of open research and collaboration, I'm a bit worried of people pouncing on hints of truth and unknowingly causing more harm from hasty decision-making; it is a crisis, but it is also a very complex problem

A special Numberphile #video on the mathematical modelling of #Covid19, using the so-called SIR Model. Once again Ben Sparks shows off Geogebra's capabilities.

Also good to see them practising physical distancing!

Desperately sad to hear of the passing of Richard Guy. A giant in his field, and a wonderfully kind man. It was a privilege to know him. Words can't express ...

Finally got around to setting a dark mode for my #jupyter notebook at work; can only take the glare for so long

Shame there isn't a way to make the rest of my critical applications dark themed

Approaching a month into my first job, and I'm already a little concerned of losing touch with the uni-level applied maths I dealt with frequently before, especially considering I want to resume a Masters eventually

Not that this job isn't mentally stimulating, but a lot of concepts I picked up aren't seeing much application in my scope now

But I imagine as I get busier, it'll be harder to frequently re-engage with maths due to being mentally tapped out after coming home from work

14 Feb is no longer just #ValentinesDay, at least in #Ghana:

"The Ghana #Education Service (GES), in collaboration with the Ghana #Mathematics Society (GMS), has set aside February 14 of every year to be observed as National Mathematics Day.

This is to create awareness of the importance and use of Mathematics in everyday life."

https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/206430/February-14-is-National-Mathematics-Day

Matt Parker just did an IAmA session on Reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/f3cm7d/its_me_matt_parker_maths_author_youtuber_and/

Forgot that the 3-part #Christmas #Lecture series of 2019, presented by Hannah Fry, is free to watch on their website:

https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/2019/secrets-and-lies