Maths and Mathematicians

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Alan Turing  Celebrating the life of a genius
Added 1,955 Views / 0 LikesSaturday 23 June 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing  mathematical genius, hero of the WWII code breakers of Bletchley Park, and father of modern computing. Alan Turing was a mathematician, cryptographer and pioneer of computer science w

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Steven Strogatz: How Things In Nature Tend To Sync Up
Added 953 Views / 0 LikesMathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit  when no one's giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too.

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Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals And The Art Of Roughness
Added 1,118 Views / 0 LikesAt TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984  the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.

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Ron Eglash: The Fractals At The Heart Of African Designs
Added 1,106 Views / 0 Likeshttp://www.ted.com "I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof." That is how Ron Eglash greeted many African families he met while research...

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Margaret Wertheim: The Beautiful Math Of Coral (and Crochet)
Added 881 Views / 0 LikesScience writer Margaret Wertheim recreates the creatures of the coral reefs using a technique invented by a mathematician  simultaneously celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deepdiving into the hyperbolic underpinnings of coral creation.

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Ramanujan, talked in a Hollywood movie
Added 3,020 Views / 0 Likesa scene from Hollywood movie, Good Will Hunting (1997) where discovery of Indian Math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan is topic of discussion.
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