#1622 07.02.2023 00:00 AP
Heute ist: Tag der eulerschen Zahl!

... in der US-Schreibweise.

#1602 30.01.2023 22:20 AP
Universität Göttingen

Privatdozent: The Mathematical Center of the Universe (2021)

The inception of quantum mechanics can essentially be traced back to a single “Golden Age” in the mid-1920s at one university: the Georg-August University of Göttingen, in the city of Göttingen, Germany. Home to many notable scientists, the university is associated with no less than 45 Nobel Prize winners. Included in this group are many of the figures responsible for the creation of quantum mechanics, such as Max Born, Werner Heisenberg, James Franck, Wolfgang Pauli, Eugene Winer, Paul Dirac, Enrico Fermi and J. Robert Oppenheimer.

#1594 27.01.2023 00:00 AP
Heute ist: Tag der eulerschen Zahl!

... in der deutschen Schreibweise.

#1515 30.12.2022 16:16 AP

Spektrum.de: In vier Dimensionen geschehen seltsame Dinge

Während sich die niedrigen Dimensionen (eins, zwei und drei) sowie die fünf-, sechs-, sieben- oder noch höherdimensionalen Fälle relativ einfach analysieren lassen, sorgen vier Dimensionen für erstaunlich große Probleme. »Viele Theoreme gelten für alle Dimensionen n, außer für n = 4«, erklärt der Mathematiker Ciprian Manolescu von der Stanford University. »Gerade das macht sie so spannend.«

#967 18.08.2022 19:48 AP
New Books in Mathematics

Modern Mathematical Logic

Today I had the pleasure of talking to Joe Mileti, associate professor of mathematics at Grinnell College. Even if you are not "into" math, you will enjoy this conversation. We talked about how math is not what you think it is. It's not just memorizing formulas and grinding. It's about thinking and, like all thinking, it involves abstraction, logic, using analogies and metaphors, and a bunch of imagination. We also talked about how math is about talking to other mathematicians and doing a kind of "brainstorming."


#956 17.08.2022 19:45 AP
Log Scales Are For Quitters

XKCD: Log Scale

Die „Knuth Paper-Stack Notation” im Maustext nicht übersehen.