Last week was a big one for math, with the Fields Medals being announced. As The New York Times explained:

Four mathematicians whose research covers areas like prime numbers and the packing of eight-dimensional spheres are the latest recipients of the Fields Medals, which are given out once every four years to some of the most accomplished mathematicians under the age of 40.

That piece in the Times goes in depth on each of the winners and is worthwhile.

On a lighter side, here’s a story on how Mathematics can help solve this conundrum:

Should you flip a burger once or lots of times? A mathematician has calculated an answer.

. If you love math and burgers, it’s a must read. 🙂

Other good things I’ve been reading / checking out:

- SPACEX – Where is Dragon? In case you are wondering…
- An old but good piece: Coupled catastrophes: sudden shifts cascade and hop among interdependent systems
- Love this The World’s Most Beautiful Equations | Beauty of Math .
- Speaking of beautiful equations: Maxwell’s Equations.
- Still more equations: Euler-Lagrange Equation.
- On the philosophy of physics experiments
- The future of proof – a good piece
- Here’s some recent and cool black hole photos
- New perspectives in symmetry
- For those of you in need like I was Lagrangian Mechanics for Dummies.
- Yuck! Scientists Grew Human Skin on Sweaty Robotic Fingers – Nerdist