Some of the math bits that interrupted this week's stream of demagoguery:
1) Alex Bellos’ latest book, “Puzzle Ninja”:
(I don’t believe it’s in American bookstores yet, and when it is, may show up under a different title as British math books often do)
2) Just in time for your next cocktail chatter… ;) David Butler tweeted this week: “For every prime after 66600049, you can cross out some of its digits and find a smaller prime.”
3) For “World Maths Day,” The Royal Society highlights 66 mathematicians:
4) Our computer overlords are on the way… a couple of write-ups on the stunning progress of AlphaGoZero:
5) The Pythagorean Theorem as you may not have seen it discussed before (from “Better Explained”):
6) Brand new issue of Chalkdust magazine now online:
7) Arguing in favor of research p-values < 0.005:
8) In a week when I didn't expect to have much to post at Math-Frolic, I ended up with 3 posts, including today involving Scott Aaronson.
Potpourri BONUS! (extra NON-mathematical links of interest):
1) Steven Wright quotes (just because):
2) And as we all know nothing is written in stone… er, uh, ohh, wait….