Is mathematics an art or science?… Read More Is mathematics an art or science?
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Science research in Canada While at a conference on graph searching in Crete this last week, I met Greek mathematicians and computer scientists who now live and work in places abroad. Their departure was owing in part to the economic crisis in 2010 in their home country. Compared to Greece, Canada is in a better place economically,… Read More The Naylor Report – what is it and why it matters
The question The best mathematics is driven by beauty as much as the finest paintings. As the mathematician G.H. Hardy famously said “…there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics.” In our quest to prove our theorems, mathematicians are guided by aesthetics as much as intellectual curiosity. Mathematics models every aspect of… Read More Is mathematics an art or science?
Mathematics speak Mathematics is one of the several ways we communicate, allowing us to grapple with the complex patterns abundant in the universe. If I state that “The number of non-isomorphic groups of order 16 is 14,” then that means something to most mathematicians. It may mean more to some; in particular, those who study groups,… Read More This is your brain on mathematics