There is far too much, and far too diverse, mathematics going on here for me to describe all or even most of it. Nine plenary lectures on the first day! 622 more words
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On the 30th of May, 1832, a gunshot was heard ringing out across the 13th arrondissement in Paris.
A peasant, who was walking to market that morning, ran towards where the gunshot had come from, and found a young man writhing in agony on the floor, clearly shot by a… 3,542 more words
Everyone knows about famous math concepts like the Pythagorean Theorem and Newton’s Laws of Motion, but what about the people who discovered them? I’m sure you’ve heard of Isaac Newton and Pythagoras, but did you know that Newton was known for his bad temper, or that Pythagoras founded his own religion? 1,112 more words