Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Midweek ASMR

 Time to slip in another ASMR video. "Angelo" has probably become my favorite within the shoeshine genre, so yet another from him:

Monday, July 26, 2021

Chess Thoughts....

 A lot of folks interested in mathematics are also interested in chess, so without further adieu, a post with some interesting chess thoughts:

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Waxing Eloquent on Weinberg...

 There have been, and will be, many tributes to Steven Weinberg this week; I highly recommend this very personal one from Scott Aaronson:

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Models and Monte Carlo

 This weekend you can either breeze your way through Tolstoy's "War and Peace" or slowly work your way through the latest from Brian Hayes ;))

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Interesting Math....

 Starting with this equality (from a Cliff Pickover tweet):

           \displaystyle  \sqrt{2\frac{2}{3}} = 2\sqrt{\frac{2}{3}}

Futility Closet points out this further elaboration:

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Stephen Wolfram with Sean Carroll

 Haven't had a chance to view it myself yet, but Sean Carroll's latest guest on his Mindscape podcast is Stephen Wolfram, so ought be interesting (over to 2.5 hrs.):

Friday, July 9, 2021


 ICYMI, here was July's very varied Carnival of Math (the 195th such compendium), full of interesting reads for your weekend:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Science Musings Fit For a Sunday Sermon

 Joselle (...and David Deutsch), at "Mathematics Rising," waxes eloquently about knowledge, mathematics, and the universe... nice read/contemplation for a Sunday morning:

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Vitally Linked, Music and Math

 Have always found the linkage between math and music interesting, especially since encountering so many individuals over time who were music majors with math minors, or, vice-versa. Anyway, noticed newish book during trip to bookstore this morning that looked interesting (but haven't read, so just supposing), "Music, Math, and Mind: the physics and neuroscience of music" by David Sulzer:

Friday, July 2, 2021


 A little end-of-week humor... I don't see a lot of new math humor these days that really makes me chuckle any more, but this bumper sticker recently seen on Twitter (H/T Simon Pampena) did (...though perhaps it's quite old and I've just missed it or forgotten it):

Thursday, July 1, 2021


 I've talked of self-describing sentences or "autograms" here before (I love 'em, and their Gödelian flavor!), and recently Futility Closet posted this fine example (with Lee Sallows involved as he often is):