## 9 Best Articles in 2021

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

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

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### The Map of Mathematics

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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 · 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…

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

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6 min read · 2020-03-04 · 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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### Does Time Really Flow? New Clues Come From a Century-Old Approach to Math.

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~13 min read · 2020-04-07 · 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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### Garbage Math

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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.

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### RIP John Conway

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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.

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### A Mathematical Model Unlocks the Secrets of Vision

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7 min read · From 2019 · Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.

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### How Many Numbers Exist? Infinity Proof Moves Math Closer to an Answer.

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7 min read · Jul 15th · For 50 years, mathematicians have believed that the total number of real numbers is unknowable. A new proof suggests otherwise.

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### The Journey to Define Dimension

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3 min read · Sep 14th · The concept of dimension seems simple enough, but mathematicians struggled for centuries to precisely define and understand it.

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### Banach-Tarski and the Paradox of Infinite Cloning

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6 min read · Aug 26th · One of the strangest results in mathematics explains how it’s possible to turn one sphere into two identical copies, simply by rearranging its pieces.