The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has its own cable to the energy supplier. Dunno, maybe it even generates its own energy. No luxury, you can guess. Why do these machines need so much energy to see such small Read More …

# Blog

## Another Obvious Offshoot

Let’s see if we can continue our Obvious Integral Spree. We’re going to calculate the area of a circle by integration. Here we have a circle. It has radius and can be described as . From that we infer that Read More …

## Math Multitool

Don’t you dare laugh at me when in my last post I showed an illustration of an integral to calculate the area of a square. Because that’s math: a toolbox with multitools. To make it even worse, here’s an example Read More …

## The Power of One (and Zero as well)

If someone tells us how to perform a certain calculation, we will calculate until time’s end without looking back. Before that stage however, we have to prove that our calculation makes sense. In math we often see proofs where the Read More …

## Calculate a seashell

Do you want to create a seashell on your computer? For Windows, look no further than the Seashell Generator. You can see how the shell changes by altering the parameters. As you can expect, calculating the shape has to do Read More …

## Mad with nice drawings

You really should visit the blog Math With Bad Drawings. On February 10th, the world lost Raymond Smullyan: logician, puzzlemaster, and blue-ribbon Gandalf lookalike. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably wrestled with his logic puzzles. They share Read More …

## Weird but wonderful

Most people love . But I love more. You might know that . What I find fascinating about is not only the omnipresence of the number (it’s everywhere!) but also how slow it progresses to its approximate value. While comes Read More …

## About pi and infinite series

Anyone mentioning Bernhard Riemann has my attention. So: subscribe to Burkard Polster’s YouTube Channel With the help of a very famous mathematician the Mathologer sets out to show how you can subtract infinity from infinity in a legit way to Read More …

## Infinite Hotel Hazards

Suppose you’re a hotel manager and your hotel is full. That’s great, of course, but there’s always the temptation to squeeze in more guests. In real life, this might mean clearing out the broom cupboards and getting bad reviews on Read More …

## Michio Kaku, math and physics: always good for a hyperbole

Michio Kaku says that God could be a mathematician: “The mind of God we believe is cosmic music, the music of strings resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace. That is the mind of God.” (Big Think)