Quanta Magazine

### The ‘Useless’ Perspective That Transformed Mathematics

6 min read · 2020-06-09 · Representation theory was initially dismissed. Today, it’s central to much of mathematics.

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### How do you find the positive integer solutions to [math]\frac{x}{y+z}+ \frac{y}{z+x}+\frac{z}{x+y} = 4?[/math]

10 min read · From 2020 · I was playing around with several cubic representation problems in the style of previous work by Andrew and Richard Guy. The numerical results were fascinating…” (comment on MathOverflow)This is how…

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### Travels with John Conway, in 258 Septillion Dimensions

10 min read · From 2020 · The Princeton mathemagician, who died in April, left an engaging legacy of numerical gamesmanship.

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Quanta Magazine

### The Octonion Math That Could Underpin Physics

~13 min read · From 2018 · New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

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Quanta Magazine

### How Randomness Can Make Math Easier

2 min read · From 2019 · Randomness would seem to make a mathematical statement harder to prove. In fact, it often does the opposite.

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### The Wolfram Physics Project: Finding the Fundamental Theory of Physics

From 2020 · Stephen Wolfram leads a new approach to discover the Fundamental Theorem of Physics. Follow project development as it is livestreamed.

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### Kill Math

~17 min read · From 2016 · The power to understand and predict the quantities of the world should not be restricted to those with a freakish knack for manipulating abstract symbols. When most people speak of Math, what they…

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### The Number Zero and Bitcoin

From 2020 · Satoshi gave the world Bitcoin, a true “something for nothing”. His discovery of absolute scarcity for money is an unstoppable idea that…

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The Spectator

### Let’s leave philosophers to puzzle over the reality of numbers

3 min read · From 2020 · Numbers may be abstract concepts, but the figures in our bank accounts and the digits on our clocks are real enough for most of us

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Towards Data Science

### Lessons on How to Lie with Statistics

~15 min read · From 2019 · Timeless Data Literacy Advice

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### 160+ Data Science Interview Questions

7 min read · From 2020 · A typical interview process for a data science position includes multiple rounds. Often, one of such rounds covers theoretical concepts, where the goal is to determine if the candidate knows the…

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Quanta Magazine

### Rainbow Proof Shows Graphs Have Uniform Parts

10 min read · From 2020 · Mathematicians have proved that copies of smaller graphs can always be used to perfectly cover larger ones.

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### Essential mathematical GIFs that will make mathematics finally make sense

9 min read · From 2020 · Yes, math textbooks are filled with boring, static blocks of text, numbers, and formulas. And nobody, especially students don’t like long…

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Nautilus Magazine

### Abstractions on Nautilus: How Pi Connects Colliding Blocks to a Quantum Search Algorithm

From 2020

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### Calculus Explained with pics and gifs

~17 min read · From 2019 · by Archy Will He 魏何阿奇 PROLOGUE Among the things I managed to teach myself after dropping out of school at the age of 16 was calculus. Before I knew what calculus is, merely hearing its name gave me…

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