Monday, June 21, 2021

Solving Serial Murders....

 Perhaps for the true-crime podcast addicts out there a new podcast, with at least some math involvement, about a law enforcement algorithm for tracking down serial murderers; not necessarily for the sensitive or faint-hearted, but if crime investigation is one of your things, this is (I think) the first of a 2-part episode:

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Can Research Integrity Ever Prevail in a Marketplace...?

 "Research integrity"... perhaps once assumed, is now threatened and very much in question given multiple pressures that abound:

(H/T to Ivan Oransky)

Sunday, June 13, 2021

More Jordan....

 In case you were wanting almost 3 more delicious hours of Jordan Ellenberg hitting on a range of topics (in conversation with Lex Fridman), you got it:

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Quasicrystals In Atomic Debris

 "Mathematically perfect quasicrystals—a 'forbidden' kind of matter whose existence had long been contested" were born with the 1945 nuclear bomb test in New Mexico:

Friday, June 4, 2021

Friday ASMR

OK, for anyone wanting a li'l ASMR to begin the weekend, here's 3+ hours of finger-tapping for your delectation:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Collatz Conjecture... perhaps a new approach

 For any in the mood for some heavier reading here's "An Automated Approach To the Collatz Conjecture" newly out from Scott Aaronson