Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oamenii de lângă noi

Cotidianul LUMINA - 17 August 2011
Oamenii de lângă noi
de Monica Patriche
În memoria Prof. Univ. Dr. Constantin Tudor
Un model de modestie şi de viaţă trăită din plin, împlinită prin faptul că nu a îngropat talantul primit, ci dimpotrivă. Numai gânduri bune pentru cel care aşteaptă din parte-ne ceva pozitiv. Şi-mi aduc aminte cum povestea părintele Galeriu că la înmormântarea părintelui Stăniloae vorbea cu acesta ca şi când ar fi fost în viaţă, cu convingerea că este auzit. Aceasta este, cu siguranţă, ceea ce e bine să facem şi noi.

Simulating the galaxy formation


http://youtu.be/VQBzdcFkB7w
ERIS: World's first realistic simulation of the formation of the Milky Way

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Solution to B1074 - in FQ

The solution to FQ-B1074, provided by the ONU-Solve problem group was published in the "Elementary Problems and Solutions" section of the August 2011 Issue of the Fibonacci Quarterly.

Friday, August 19, 2011

"One, Two, Three / Absolutely Elementary Mathematics" by David Berlinski

From a review that I wrote for "One, Two, Three / Absolutely Elementary Mathematics" by David Berlinski, that I recently wrote (and submitted):
Personally, I believe this is a particularly nice way to look at the “deep field” of mathematics: that’s a whole lot of treasure stuff out there (actually more abundant than the one in the physical world, as the author notices), enough for the unfolding, in complete Cantorian freedom, of the process of self-discovery of every human person. That may apply for the “deep field” of the arts and, why not, for that of physical/cosmological reality itself. Ultimately, such a reading of the mathematical experience in a phenomenological key may prove to be truly beneficial.

Image source (Hubble Deep Field (full mosaic) released by NASA on January 15, 1996)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fermat 410

Cubum autem in duos cubos, aut quadratoquadratum in duos quadratoquadratos, et generaliter nullam in infinitum ultra quadratum potestatem in duos eiusdem nominis fas est dividere cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi. Hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.
(Pierre de Fermat; source)

Fermat's Fallibility (from mathpages.com)
Mac Tutor biography
Pierre de Fermat's birthday celebrated in Google Doodle (The Telegraph - UK)