“A Mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.”~Karl Weierstrass   “How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of … Continue Reading →


Odd Weird Numbers

Common intuition is a clandestine notion hidden behind the wall of mathematical formalism.  Elaborate systems that dispose of specification in favor of complete abstraction are merely derived from basic understanding. … Continue Reading →


The Lonely Runner

The eminent mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss once said, “Mathematics is the queen of the sciences.”   Considering this statement to be true, it is easy to see the span of her kingdom.  … Continue Reading →


Party at Ramsey’s

“Why mathematics?”  is a question that greets me on occasion from friends and acquaintances wanting to delve into a casual conversation about the subject.   Many times I will start … Continue Reading →