Tuesday, July 26, 2011

beauty in mathematics

I am teaching a course this summer in Cornell called Prove It! Very intense - in 6 weeks we are covering equivalent to one semester. Not much time for blogging because I have never taught this course before and I do want to show my students some elegance in mathematical proofs and in mathematics. Today we are talking about the proofs, and this is a picture of E8, more about it here.

Just couple more recent links on beauty of mathematics:

The Unreasonable Beauty of Mathematics

Aperiodical Tilings in Mexico City

Gardening by the Numbers

Some cool videos about math and art connections from MoMath

1 comment:

  1. Still feel a bit surprised every time when I see how close to each other stand the intuitive art and the exsact math. I look at this E8 and I see my crocheted "mandalas" :)