What seems like a bonkers - aka the tricky problem of encoding information just from flipping one of 64 randomly valued bits - is demonstrably solved by Grant (3Blue1Brown) + Matt (Stand-up Maths):

youtube.com/watch?v=as7Gkm7Y7h

Fun little collab between Matt Parker (Stand Up Maths, Numberphile) and Adam Savage (Mythbusters, Tested), where they build a fancy rhombic dodecahedron with mirrors and LED strips

youtube.com/watch?v=65r_1TzJXa

Kinda funny that a ring without an identity element is called "rng", because you literally are missing the "i"(dentity)

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

stackoverflow.com/questions/41

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

popularmechanics.com/science/a

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 Strütt, came out of combining with , teaching the concept of Eulerian cycles in a fun accessible manner to schoolkids

actu.epfl.ch/news/matheminecra

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

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

academic.oup.com/philmat/artic

The hunger for solutions to 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 on the mathematical modelling of , using the so-called SIR Model. Once again Ben Sparks shows off Geogebra's capabilities.

Also good to see them practising physical distancing!

youtube.com/watch?v=k6nLfCbAzg

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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_

"Mathematical myths have flourished throughout history: in this Chris Budd considers some of them, such as those around the Golden Ratio."

youtube.com/watch?v=fwtVlcO6s-

Finally got around to setting a dark mode for my 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

Quartz article from the President of Barnard College, about the problem of affecting Americans, and its link with math avoidance

qz.com/1798617/why-americans-a

14 Feb is no longer just , at least in :

"The Ghana Service (GES), in collaboration with the Ghana 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."

businessghana.com/site/news/ge

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