Encounter with the Infinite: How Did the Minimally Trained, Isolated Srinivasa Ramanujan, with Little More than an Out-of-Date Elementary Textbook, Anticipate Some of the Deepest Theoretical Problems of Mathematics—Including Concepts Discovered Only after His Death? Ms. Jen says – Well written article on Srinivasa…
Monday Tidbits to Start Your Week Off
Here is a hodge podge of reading links I have been saving in my tidbits folder for you: Astronomers strike gold – and platinum – as they watch two neutron stars collide Kodak’s First Digital Moment In Amish Country, the Future Is Calling “Lizzie…
Tidbits for Your Weekend
I have been collecting links for about a month now, some of these you may have already seen but enjoy the ones you have not yet read:
“The anthropologists got it wrong when they named our species Homo sapiens (‘wise man’). In any case it’s an arrogant and bigheaded thing to say, wisdom being one of our least evident features. In reality, we are Pan narrans, the storytelling chimpanzee.” – Terry…
xkcd: Landing, or How to Land on but not really Harpoon a Periodic Comet
Wed 11.12.14 – xkcd nicely sums up today’s Philae landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Other news sources report some very happy folks at the European Space Agency’s mission control. Plus photos from the Flickr Blog.