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For There We Are Captured—-The Geometry of Spacetime

What does it mean when we say spacetime is “curved” or “flat?”

The answer lies in the interface between differential geometry and physics.

This post was reblogged from Proof.

Happy Pi Day!

Check out the the parametric equation required to make the Pi Curve — just a bit more complicated than the first 1000 digits of pi.

For more fun facts about pi, be sure to read a few of our old blog posts

This post was reblogged from The Official Tumblr of Wolfram|Alpha.

This post was reblogged from Insanely Bohred.

Today, in what would’ve been genius Alan Turing’s centennial birthday, Google is celebrating him with this awesome doodle. Born June 23rd, 1912 - Alan Mathison Turing was a mathematician, logician, computer scientist, and general badass. He’s the father of the concepts of “algorithms” and general computer science. He created the Turing machine, and without that - you definitely wouldn’t be reading this on a computer right now.

This post was reblogged from Quantumaniac.

How to Count Infinity

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” - Hazel Grace Lancaster

Are there really more numbers between 0 and 1 than there are integers? MinutePhysics explores, in typically wonderful fashion.

(by minutephysics)

This post was reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart.

Michael Paukner’s The Bigger Picture Album on Flickr is a fascinating tour of some of history’s biggest ideas as visualized through Paukner’s informative and elegant poster designs. The ideas represented span the range from conventional thought to controversial theories both old and new. All of the images are accompanied by a brief description and history of the theories represented.

This post was reblogged from The Science of Reality.

Geeky Math Equation Creates Beautiful 3-D World

This article was published by Wired on December 9, 2009. This is not a new news but I still find it amazing. The first time I saw this, I was like, “WHOOAAH! These are beautiful!”

This article was about the Mandelbulb. A group of math geeks created a three-dimensional analogue for the mesmerizing Mandelbrot fractal. The 3-D renderings were generated by applying an iterative algorithm to a sphere. The same calculation is applied over and over to the sphere’s points in three dimensions. In spirit, that’s similar to how the original 2-D Mandelbrot set generates its infinite and self-repeating complexity.

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Neat graphical representation of how each of the trig functions of an angleθ corresponds to measurements on the unit circle.

(Source: sesenta-y-uno)

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