## 9 Best Articles in 2021

Quanta Magazine

### The Map of Mathematics

Quanta Magazine

643 saves · 2020-02-14 · Explore our surprisingly simple, absurdly ambitious and necessarily incomplete guide to the boundless mathematical universe.

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### Mathematics for the adventurous self-learner

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~20 min read · 548 saves · 2020-02-24 · For over six years now, I've been studying mathematics on my own in my spare time - working my way through books, exercises, and online courses. In this post I'll share what books and resources I've…

Quanta Magazine

### In Mathematics, It Often Takes a Good Map to Find Answers

Quanta Magazine

5 min read · 413 saves · 2020-06-01 · Kevin Hartnett · Mathematicians try to figure out when problems can be solved using current knowledge — and when they have to chart a new path instead.

Quanta Magazine

### Landmark Computer Science Proof Cascades Through Physics and Math

Quanta Magazine

6 min read · 336 saves · 2020-03-04 · Kevin Hartnett · Computer scientists established a new boundary on computationally verifiable knowledge. In doing so, they solved major open problems in quantum mechanics and pure mathematics.

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### Garbage Math

XKCD Comic

270 saves · 2020-04-17 · This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.

Quanta Magazine

### Does Time Really Flow? New Clues Come From a Century-Old Approach to Math.

Quanta Magazine

~13 min read · 270 saves · 2020-04-07 · Natalie Wolchover · The laws of physics imply that the passage of time is an illusion. To avoid this conclusion, we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers.

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### RIP John Conway

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264 saves · 2020-04-13 · This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.

Quanta Magazine

### A Mathematical Model Unlocks the Secrets of Vision

Quanta Magazine

7 min read · 249 saves · 2019-08-21 · Kevin Hartnett · Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.

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### Vector Fields, Math and Art.

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204 saves · From 2017 · This website allows you to build and explore beautiful world of vector fields.

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### Machines Are Inventing New Math We've Never Seen

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3 min read · 91 saves · Feb 10th · Pushing the boundaries of math requires great minds to pose fascinating problems. What if a machine could do it? Now, scientists created one that can.

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### Imaginary Numbers May Be Essential for Describing Reality

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4 min read · 70 saves · Mar 3rd · Charlie Wood · A new thought experiment indicates that quantum mechanics doesn't work without strange numbers that turn negative when squared.

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### Against ‘beauty’ in science – how striving for elegance stifles progress

Aeon+Psyche

2 min read · 68 saves · Feb 25th · Does mathematics have a ‘beauty’ problem? Sabine Hossenfelder explains why searching for elegance in nature stifles progress

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### Mathematicians Set Numbers in Motion to Unlock Their Secrets

Quanta Magazine

~13 min read · 62 saves · Feb 22nd · A new proof demonstrates the power of arithmetic dynamics, an emerging discipline that combines insights from number theory and dynamical systems.

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### New AI 'Ramanujan Machine' uncovers hidden patterns in numbers

Live Science

3 min read · 61 saves · Feb 14th · The new AI can generate novel math ideas in need of proof.