The New MRI: Faster Than A ?

In the summer of 2012, my young son had a brain MRI to check for a chiari malformation.  (He has a long medical history, due to inheriting a craniofacial syndrome from me.)  After having been through several CT scans in his short life, I was accustomed to worries about sedation so that he would be […]

Jim Simons: Renaissance Mathematician

Jim Simons is a man who has lived a full life as a mathematician.  While doing mathematical research and laying the foundation for string theory, he also cracked codes for the NSA.  He then went into cracking Wall Street, applying mathematics to investments and becoming wealthy.  He is now active with his Simons Foundation, which […]

Mo’ Math

Do you need Mo’ Math?  I think you do!  Everyone needs a little Mo’ Math in their lives!  Seriously, if you find yourself in New York, New York, make MO*Math a priority. Museum of Mathematics Find out more thanks to CBS Sunday Morning. A New Museum Devoted to Math

NOVA “The Great Math Mystery”

“Mathematics is the alphabet with which God wrote the universe.” – Galileo Galilei This NOVA special is an entertaining exploration of whether mathematics is a product of human discovery or invention.  An attempt to find an answer goes through history and spotlights the contributions of names such as Fibonacci, Pythagoras, Plato, Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Marconi, […]

Architectural Ode to Calculus

Did you know that writing a math book can make you a millionaire?  Well, it can if you are James Stewart.  He wrote a calculus text that was so well-done that it continues to be a big seller, even after his death. If you want to find out more about his texts, check out his […]