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Paul Lockhart, author of the famous Mathematician's Lament, has a new book coming out called Measurement, which tries to discuss mathematics "as an artful way of thinking and living". Lockhart discusses his passion for math and motives for writing the book in this video.

posted by Rory Marinich on Jul 31, 2012 - 17 comments

posted by Rory Marinich on Jul 31, 2012 - 17 comments

Happy 100th birthday, Alan Turing! 2012 is the Alan Turing Year, with celebratory academic events around the world all year. BBC News has a set of (brief) appreciations, including one in which two of Turing's colleagues share memories. Google has an interactive Doodle of a Turing Machine today (that article has some explanation and links to a useful video if the doodle's confusing). [more inside]

posted by LobsterMitten on Jun 22, 2012 - 27 comments

posted by LobsterMitten on Jun 22, 2012 - 27 comments

Amalie Noether: The Mighty Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of

posted by jjray on Mar 27, 2012 - 49 comments

posted by jjray on Mar 27, 2012 - 49 comments

New math theories reveal the nature of numbers [1,2] - "We prove that partition numbers are 'fractal' for every prime. These numbers, in a way we make precise, are self-similar in a shocking way. Our 'zooming' procedure resolves several open conjectures, and it will change how mathematicians study partitions." (/.|via) [more inside]

posted by kliuless on Jan 22, 2011 - 45 comments

posted by kliuless on Jan 22, 2011 - 45 comments

How do you calculate Pi? Build a supercomputer. *The Mountains of Pi*, a New Yorker profile of the mathematician (sic) the Chudnovsky brothers. Warning: the article is from 1992, and internet is missing its definite article. (Previously)

posted by OmieWise on Sep 9, 2010 - 31 comments

posted by OmieWise on Sep 9, 2010 - 31 comments

The great[pdf] Russian mathematican Vladimir Igorevich Arnol'd, foremost modern practitioner of classical mechanics, influential teacher, namesake of a minor planet, and semi-nude cross-country skier has died.

posted by ennui.bz on Jun 11, 2010 - 10 comments

posted by ennui.bz on Jun 11, 2010 - 10 comments

John Gill is the father of modern bouldering. In the early 1960s, he took his gymnastics training in to the field and pioneered the use of chalk and dynamic moves in climbing. In 1961, he climbed the 30 foot height of *The Thimble*, widely considered to be the first 5.12 ascent in the world, and did so without a rope.

A devotee of body weight exercises, he could perform a one-arm front lever and several one-finger pull-ups. During his time as a gymnast he engaged in competitive rope climbing (formerly an Olympic sport), which is making a bit of a comeback in the Czech Republic (if you think it looks too easy, try it with one arm). [more inside]

posted by 0xFCAF on Dec 12, 2008 - 16 comments

A devotee of body weight exercises, he could perform a one-arm front lever and several one-finger pull-ups. During his time as a gymnast he engaged in competitive rope climbing (formerly an Olympic sport), which is making a bit of a comeback in the Czech Republic (if you think it looks too easy, try it with one arm). [more inside]

posted by 0xFCAF on Dec 12, 2008 - 16 comments

More than fifty selected articles from *The Princeton Companion of Mathematics* (username: *Guest*, password: *PCM*) — a thematically-organized compendium of mathematics and mathematicians from Fields Medal-winner Tim Gowers. [via, previously]

posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 27, 2007 - 8 comments

posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 27, 2007 - 8 comments

The Narrow Road : in which a professional mathematician guides you through pure mathematics (and touches on tangential issues).

posted by phrontist on May 1, 2007 - 10 comments

posted by phrontist on May 1, 2007 - 10 comments

The scientist whom history forgot: Emilie du Châtelet. Lover of Voltaire, genius without a beard, female scientist, mathematician and philosopher.

posted by MetaMonkey on Aug 3, 2006 - 10 comments

posted by MetaMonkey on Aug 3, 2006 - 10 comments

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