**Question of the Week:
**Before I get started with this week’s entry, I wanted to share a neat trick with you!

So like the video says, if you can figure out how I knew when to stop adding height to the glass, please comment below! 763 more words

**Question of the Week:
**Before I get started with this week’s entry, I wanted to share a neat trick with you!

So like the video says, if you can figure out how I knew when to stop adding height to the glass, please comment below! 763 more words

Welcome to this week’s Math Munch!

This week brought some sad news to the mathematical world. Alexander Grothendieck, known by many as the greatest mathematician of the past century, passed away on November 13th. 700 more words

The other day I was looking at a crate of 12 water bottles, and looked at the wasted space between them. Why not use a honeycomb? 681 more words

OWEN SCHUH: “Through research and experimentation I choose mathematical functions that model the interactions and structure of living systems. Cellular Automata, circle packing, fractals and other topics in discrete mathematics form the basis of my work. 79 more words

In fall LIFF – Ljubljana International Film Festival is held in my city. Its new logo consists of a circle packed with disks randomly varied in size. 27 more words

I am spending a few months in GĂ¶ttingen as a Courant Distinguished Visiting Professor, and talking a bit to Laurent Bartholdi about rational functions — i.e. 1,523 more words