The Bulgarian solitaire and the mathematics around it
Article by Vesselin Drensky
In collections: Easily explained, Games to play with friends, History, Puzzles
The Bulgarian solitaire is a mathematical card game played by one person. A pack of \(n\) cards is divided into several decks (or "piles"). Each move...
The paramagnetic and glass transitions in sudoku
Article by Williams, Alex and Ackland, Graeme . J.
In collection: Basically physics
We study the statistical mechanics of a model glassy system based on a familiar and popular mathematical puzzle. Sudoku puzzles provide a very rare example of a class of frustrated systems with a unique groundstate without...
I wonder if some crazy mathematician ever thought of talking to a number as if it was a friend... (Because numbers are friends?)
oh, you like Mikhail Gromov? name five of his papers
Genuinely assumed this was about Prince William and really couldn't work out what the banks could possibly be doing.
Another attempt at setting up a mastodon development environment, another dismal failure.
This time: `rails db:setup` fails with "must be owner of relation account_domain_blocks". mastodon is the owner of that table. 🤷♂️ Postgres gives such terrible error messages!
I've turned account registration on mathstodon.xyz back on. I'm going to spend some time today thinking about how to deter spammers.
We're looking students to work on compiler / virtual machine things:
also a "Research Assistant/Software developer" for the same projects.
Mrs L-P had a very happy accident at the photo printers
Found a roll of receipt paper while cleaning and could finally run a ~real~ ed(1) session // @_xhr_