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Science fiction, science fact: Does infinity exist?

Science fiction, science fact: Does infinity exist? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Submitted by mf344 on July 2, 2012

Does infinity exist? In the latest online poll of our Science fiction, science fact project you told us that you'd like an answer to this question. So we went to speak to cosmologist John D. Barrow to find out more. We also bring you a range of other Plus articles on the subject of infinity, as well as an article from FQXi who are our partners on this project. Happy reading!


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Mathematics Made Visible: The Extraordinary Art of M.C. Escher

Mathematics Made Visible: The Extraordinary Art of M.C. Escher | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

The eye and the intellect play off one another in surprising and beautiful ways in the art of M.C. Escher. Where the Renaissance masters used shading and perspective to create the illusion of three-dimensional depth on two dimensional surfaces, Escher turned those tricks in on themselves to create puzzles and paradoxes. He manipulated our faculties of perception not simply to please the senses, but to stimulate the mind.


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[VIDEO] Do numbers EXIST? - Numberphile

An expert on the philosophy of mathematics, Dr Jonathan Tallant, outlines some of the key arguments about whether or not numbers ACTUALLY EXIST? Exploring platonism, nominalism and fictionalism.


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Methods for Studying Coincidences

Methods for Studying Coincidences | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Using probabilistic analysis, the paper explores everything from why we see newly learned words almost immediately after first learning them, to why double lottery winners exist, to even the frequency of meeting people with the same birthday. They even explore whether or not we can statistically state that Shakespeare used alliteration, or if the frequency of words with similar-sounding beginnings could simply be explained by chance alone.


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Mathematicians come closer to solving Goldbach's weak conjecture

Mathematicians come closer to solving Goldbach's weak conjecture | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
A centuries-old conjecture is nearing its solution.

 

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[VIDEO] Fractal Beauty - Part 3/4

"The great phenomena of nature, the revolutions of the heavenly bodies..."
Adam Smith (from the Wealth of Nations)

 

FRACTAL: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=fractal

 


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[VIDEO] Pythagorean forest

A forest of a few randomized Pythagorean trees with dynamic modification of angles. A Pythagorean tree is composed of right triangles and squares attached to each other in a recursive way. The largest tree in this animation uses 10 levels of recursion, the smallest ones - only 7.


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[VIDEO] Prime numbers

The distribution of prime numbers is one of the most difficult questions in mathematics. There are ways to arrange prime numbers so that some interesting patterns emerge, but yet the actual distribution remains irrational and transcendental.

 

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[AMAZING VIDEO] Reuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time (TEDTalks)

Reuben Margolin is a kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in the pattern of raindrops falling and waves combining. Take nine minutes and be mesmerized by his meditative art -- inspired in equal parts by math and nature.


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Domino Theory: Small steps can lead to big results

Domino Theory: Small steps can lead to big results | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

“Domino theory is a framework that helps people understand that no matter how or small their hopes and dreams, they can accomplish them by seeing the world as a set of dominos. All it takes is one small strategic action to set big things in motion and align with the actions of others.”


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The first 4,000,000 digits of Pi, visualized in a single image

The first 4,000,000 digits of Pi, visualized in a single image | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

The picture up top is adapted from a rather simple but effective piece of data visualization, created by the folks at design studio TWO-N, which represents the first four-million digits of Pi in a brilliant mess of interactive pointillism.

 

Other stories about PI: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=pi

 


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[VIDEO] Art in Fractals (Patterns of Chaos & Nature) - BBC

The fractal art of Jackson Pollock, Benoit Mandelbrot and Loren Carpenter (Pixar) with Marcus du Sautoy This is from BBC's The Code -series...

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Alan Turing’s Patterns in Nature, and Beyond

Alan Turing’s Patterns in Nature, and Beyond | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Near the end of his life, the great mathematician Alan Turing wrote his first and last paper on biology and chemistry, about how a certain type of chemical reaction ought to produce many patterns seen in nature.


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A Random Walk with Pi

A Random Walk with Pi | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Of course, the number of digits in π is infinite, but over the years, as computers have become more powerful, we know many more of them than ever before. But it’s one thing to say that I can download trillions of digits of π and another to make some sort of sense out of all of these digits. Into this steps a team of researchers from Australia, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Simon Fraser University with some elegant visualizations of π. In a recent paper, they used a classic method of visualizing large strings of numbers: the random walk.

 

More on "Pi": http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=pi

 


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[VIDEO] Proof Without Words: The Circle

Prove πR⊃2; using only beads and a ruler!

I first saw this proof in an article by Russell Jay Hendel, Dowling College: http://bit.ly/LQlwQw


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[VIDEO] Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history (TEDTalks)

What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, May 23, 2012 6:46 AM
Very nice..
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Thank you, Konstantine.
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[VIDEO] Fractal Beauty - part 4/4

"It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank..."
Charles Darwin (from On the Origin of Species)

 

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[VIDEO] How to Count Infinity

"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities" - Hazel Grace Lancaster, in "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green

 

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[VIDEO] Believe it or not

Believe it or not: if you walk along a circular path, the visible width of the gate will be always the same. If you do not believe it, see the Inscribed Angle Theorem.

 

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[VIDEO] Peristaltic Mandala

Peristaltic mandala shows a flight through artificially generated mandalas. Actually, each mandala is based on a rotated and reflected letter from the Latin alphabet. These kaleidoscopic transformations are dependent on the time, so as we fly through the peristaltic mandalas, they contract and relax.

 

 


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[VIDEO] TEDxNCSSM-Arlie Petters-Is There a Fifth Dimension?

Petters' research is focused on the development of mathematical theory of gravitational lensing. He is the leading author of the book, /Singularity Theory and Gravitational Lensing/.


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'SuperCooperators' - the maths of altruism

'SuperCooperators' -  the maths of altruism | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

SuperCooperators is a thought provoking book allowing you to explore a surprising area of mathematics, the maths of altruism.

 

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Magnetic fields can send particles to infinity

Magnetic fields can send particles to infinity | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, Spain) have mathematically shown that particles charged in a magnetic field can escape into infinity without ever stopping.

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