Math in the Media: September 2016 — Social Mathematics

The internet had lots of great and terrible uses of math and mathematical visualizations in September 2016! This is our opportunity to applaud the winners and be confused by the blunders. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. The Gold Star goes too… Henry Segerman for his amazing 3D mobius transformation artwork. In particular, […] via Math in the Media: September 2016 — Social Mathematics

2016 Physics Nobel Prize uses Topology — Delightful & Distinctive COLRS

The Nobel Prize explanation uses breads (e.g. bagel, pretzel) to explain topology Related Resource: CBC/Canada, Oct 2016 It cited the three for “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” Topology is a branch of mathematics that describes properties of objects. While most people are familiar with objects in three dimensions, the […] via 2016 Physics Nobel Prize uses Topology — Delightful & Distinctive COLRS

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