I should have known that I would love mathematics from the TV that I watched as a kid. I was into Mr. Wizard, Beakman’s World, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Encyclopedia, and Square One TV. I want to talk about all of them today.Continue reading “Five Favorite Educational TV Shows From My Youth”
This is going to be a simple post for Valentine’s Day. I’ve been doing research into Alan Turing’s work in mathematical biology. I found his work on animal patterns interesting for sure. I think one of those questions we is how the Leopard got its spots. Turing had an answer for that.
Yet, what I find more fascinating is Alan Turing’s interest in the structure of flowers. There is a sketch of Turing as a child in a field with children playing hockey. He is standing on his own staring at a cluster of daises. This image was created by his mother Sarah. You can see it in this article, I didn’t want to re-post it here due to copyright issues.Continue reading “Exploring Alan Turing’s Fascination with Flowers”
A long time ago now, I made a mix tape for a mathematician that only included mathematically related songs. I didn’t keep a copy of that mix unfortunately. I’ve tried to recreate it on Spotify. This list includes more than the original though as I’ve added some new songs over time as well as included songs not on the original mix.Continue reading “Love & Mathematics Music Playlist”
I’m not going to make this a very long post. This list is of the 10 best videos of Numberphile sorted by year. I’d love to see your list.Continue reading “My Favorite Video from Every Year of Numberphile”
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Ten Years of Numberphile
Numberphile just reached its tenth anniversary on November 11th, 2021. I can’t believe that I’ve been watching this show for close to a decade. I wasn’t there at the beginning. I didn’t catch on to it until 2012 and officially became a fan after watching the 12-12-12 video on Dozenal.
They did a classic Numberphile episode on the number 10 to celebrate the occasion. This led to a discussion on friendly numbers.Continue reading “A Reflection on the Tenth Anniversary of Numberphile”