The release Wednesday of the first-ever image of a black hole dominated the world’s collective imagination. An amorphous ring of fire glowed curiously across Facebook feeds and newspaper headlines, inviting a barrage of timid questions from lay people – which, given our total understanding of black holes, is all of us.
Origami, Neusis and Angle Trisection
The history of mathematics tells us that oftentimes approved technique is as much a matter of philosophical commitments and aesthetic sensibilities as it is a matter of pure utility.
Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved (Book Recommendation)
"How many colors are needed to color any map (real or imaginary) such that any county is always colored differently than any neighbor with whom it shares a border?" The answer is simple, the mathematics complex.
2019 New York Encounter
Are you hungry for an extended engagement with reality, for something that will awaken you more fully to the human condition? Consider joining us at the New York Encounter, February 15th through the 17th.