This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics
April 1, 2006 12:58 PM   Subscribe

This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics. A geek's paradise. Reminiscent of Scientific American's Mathematical Games.
posted by five fresh fish (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've met John Baez, and he's a cool guy. And I'm not just saying that because he said nice stuff about my undergraduate thesis.
posted by Johnny Assay at 1:17 PM on April 1, 2006

This is great! Thanks, fff.
posted by Loto at 1:52 PM on April 1, 2006

What a totally incredible find. Thanks fff! :)

I've hardly scratched the surface on all of these but just reading a few of them makes me think I won't be bored for a very long time.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 3:14 PM on April 1, 2006

Nice. Real nice.
posted by youarenothere at 3:23 PM on April 1, 2006

A couple clicks in I found this. Awesome stuff.
posted by wah at 3:26 PM on April 1, 2006

Similarly related to the math sculptures on the site wah linked, I give you my schools contribution, the OctoCube, a rendering of a 4-D object in three-space.

The new math building is pretty nice, too.
posted by Loto at 3:53 PM on April 1, 2006

[this is good] [very good]
posted by joeblough at 6:34 PM on April 1, 2006

Whoa, it does really remind me of the old Mathematical Games in Sci Am.

thanks a pile 5FF.
posted by storybored at 8:32 PM on April 1, 2006

My God, has this really never been on MeFi? This is perhaps not the oldest blog out there, but it's something like top five. John was writing TWF on Usenet well before there was a WWW.

I'm pleased to see that nobody's made any stupid John Baez/Joan Baez jokes. In an attempt to forestall their appearence, let me mention that they are, in fact, cousins.
posted by Aknaton at 8:42 PM on April 1, 2006

Way cool. Poking around, I found this, a surface evolver. This'll provide quite a bit of distraction.
posted by apathy0o0 at 10:11 AM on April 2, 2006

damn, i was finally going to do my taxes tonight.
posted by lester the unlikely at 11:06 PM on April 2, 2006

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