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Friday, February 8, 2013

Run, Sweat, Bike, Pump Iron…


With a weekend upon us, probably a good time to visit this week-old post from Colm Mulcahy on the link between outdoor exercise and mathematical creativity, specifically a research finding that "endurance sports help with creative/mathematical thinking":

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/colm-mulcahy/sports-and-mathematics_b_2475226.html

I suspect most of us can attest anecdotally to experiencing increased positive psychological well-being and sharpness from exercise. Mulcahy uses mathematician Ken Ono, who has done significant work with Ramanujan conjectures, and once again, Keith Devlin (he's everywhere, he's everywhere) as examples of  active mathematicians whose craft has benefited from physical exertion.

This weekend... Get movin'!

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