Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays and Newton's Day!

Did you know that today is also Newton's Day? He was born on Christmas Day but because of calendar changes his birthdate has been moved around. Anyway - it is good to know that Cambridge University has digitized Newton's papers and they can be seen here:

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mathematics elsewhere

Thank you for all the greetings about Euler Prize! I remember how news spread about my book winning Diagram Prize - in a day it was around the globe - the oddest title of 2009 is Crocheting Adventures with the Hyperbolic Planes. :-) News about Euler Prize are spreading slowly but I have found some nice mentions of the book:in German Science Blog, (author does not know that one of my crocheted planes is in Germany right now - in a show in Darmstadt), Edinburgh Science Festival (I was in Edinburgh when I was writting the book, and there are pictures from there in a book!), Images des mathematiques - (this was actually the first one after MAA anouncement).

Talking about France - there is unique exhibit there now - Mathematics:A Beautiful Elswhere

On the other side of Atalantic a mathematical art contest "This is My Math" organized by McGraw-Hill was for very beginners in art and in math :-) - hopefully early start will keep young minds longer focused on math.

Robert Fathauer's art exhibit Ars GEometrica is open in Budapest, December 5-February 24, 2012.

Digital print. Image size 11" x 14". 2004. Robert Fathauer

Knitted Napier's Bones by Pat Ashworth, Ben Ashworth, and Steve Plummer:

here is how to use them, but if you want to see more of their awsome designs go to Wooly Thoughts

Recently I learned that Google is showing some love to math lovers.
I do feel know like compiling "news digest", which is perhaps news for me because the end of the semester was so full that I did not have much time to spend online. Just one more new link - this is for crocheters - Ancient patterns digitized. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2012 Euler Prize!

It is my great surprise and honor to announce that "Crocheting Adventures with the Hyperbolic Planes" are chose by Mathematical Association of Americas to receive 2012 Euler Prize.