Mathematics Science

Goldbach’s Celestial Atlas

Christian Goldbach, Prussian mathematician. Probably most famous for the Goldbach conjecture, one of the oldest unsolved problems in mathematics: Every even integer greater than 2 can be expressed as the sum of two primes. The story goes that he scribbled this conjecture in the margin of a letter he wrote to Euler. In fact, he […]

Mathematics Musings

Mathematics versus Computer Science

…until the development of computers the possibility of dealing successfully with the complex itself was never really envisaged. Perhaps the most successful substitute for such a possibility, as well as the nearest approach to it, came in mathematics. … To find the simple in the complex, the finite in the infinite — that is not […]

Data Science Mathematics Musings Writing

Bon Mots from Professor Rota

As I’ve posted previously, we are writing a data science book. The preview of the first chapter of our book should come out in about a month or so. We are almost finished with the revisions to the first four chapters, and we’ve started refining the outline of the next three. Exciting! It happens that […]