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A Very Mathy Yarn — Discover

22 Oct 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

At Social Mathematics, Shannon Paper-Negaard guides us through the process of making a shawl and talks about two of her favorite things: knitting and math. via A Very Mathy Yarn — Discover

Math in the Media: September 2016 — Social Mathematics

5 Oct 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

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, […] • Read More »

2016 Physics Nobel Prize uses Topology — Delightful & Distinctive COLRS

5 Oct 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

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 […] • Read More »