A few points need to be made about the video clip below: Germany does not have a long coastline, therefore the German Coast Guard probably did not receive the kind of funding it needs. Advertisement can be brilliant; I think the video was created for the Berlitz language schools. My German accent has not gone […]

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Here are two computer-animated videos from Youtube that demonstrate some properties of knots, the relations between knots and space, and how we arrive at hyperbolic space. Easy to watch, and very informative.   Part Two:   Related posts: Klein Bottle Tesseracts: from 3 to 4 Dimensions. 0 to 6 dimensions and back – simple rotation. […]

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This is the title of a talk by James Carse.  He wrote a wonderful little book, Finite and Infinite Games, in 1986. The following talk applies the dialectic of finite and infinite games to the question of warfare and religion.   Related posts: Finite and Infinite Games Gödel: The modern development of the foundations of mathematics […]

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Below there is  an interesting video inspired by numbers, geometry and nature, created by Cristóbal Vila. Nature looks complex, but the underlying principles are simple, for instance the Fibonacci Series of numbers.  The natural beauty and complexity we see all around us is deeply astonishing, but what’s even more astonishing is all the math behind […]

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How do you turn a sphere inside out, without punching a hole into it? It is possible,as you can see in the transformations in this fascinating video: Related posts: Mathematical Problems Klein Bottle Unsolved Millenium Problems Tesseracts: from 3 to 4 Dimensions. 0 to 6 dimensions and back – simple rotation. Hyperbolic Space The German […]

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Murray Gell-Mann developed the theory of quarks, the fundamental particles that constitute the atomic core. Here is an excerpt of his biography from the Nobel prize website. Continue reading