It’s not hard to figure out why March 14 is celebrated annually as “Pi Day” by math fans: The date resembles the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Continue reading 𝛑 day
Aquele momento em que tens a certeza de que tudo se resume a um numero complexo … uma parte é real a outra é imaginação. A imaginação pura atinge-se quando a realidade é nula. Continue reading Mood of the day – Numeros complexos
When you’re a child the summer holidays can seem to last forever, but as we get older six weeks can fly by. To a ten-year-old, a year is only 10% of their life, (making for a slightly more tolerable wait), … Continue reading Why time seems to go by more quickly as we get older
Why do we feel good about giving to charity when there is no direct benefit to ourselves, and feel bad about cheating the system? Mathematicians may have found an answer to the longstanding puzzle as to why we have evolved … Continue reading Researchers discover altruism is favoured by chance
May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life. ~ James Joseph Sylvester Continue reading Music and math: The genius of Beethoven
It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. ~ Sophia Kovalevskaya Continue reading Mathematician
“… equations and symbols aren’t just a thing. They’re a voice that speaks out about the incredible richness of nature and the startling simplicity in the patterns that twist and turn and warp and evolve all around us, from how … Continue reading The mathematics of love
These stories show that mathematics is able to make us go out of our intuition measure the Earth which seems infinite, see atoms which are invisible or detect an imperceptible variation of shape. And if there is just one thing … Continue reading What’s so sexy about math?