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Logarithms and Age CountingLogarithms and Age Counting By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2015-12 | Views: 4877 Amusingly, the age difference between a 45-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman doesn’t seem as big as the age difference between them 20 years earlier, when the woman was a little 5-year-old girl. This remark was the insight the late science popularizer Albert Jacquart liked to give to his readers to explain logarithms. This article pays tribute to the great scientist by introducing age difference as he liked to tell it.

The Surprising Flavor of Infinite SeriesThe Surprising Flavor of Infinite Series By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-01 | Views: 9140 1+2+4+8+16+…=-1, as proven by Henry Reich on Minute Physics! Now, as a mathematician, I must say that his proof is far from being rigorous. In fact, anyone familiar with the surprising flavor of infinite series should not find it convincing. Surprisingly though, his proof can be rigorously and naturally justified! Find out how!

The Limitless Vertigo of Cantor’s InfiniteThe Limitless Vertigo of Cantor’s Infinite By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2015-12 | Views: 2944 No one believed him. Not even fellow mathematicians. They thought he was wrong. They thought he was crazy. Even he ended up doubting himself and went crazy. And yet, he had mathematically proved it all. Georg Cantor had figured out how to manipulate the infinite. Even more remarkable, he showed that there were actually several infinities; and some are bigger than others!

The Amazing Physics of Water in TreesThe Amazing Physics of Water in Trees By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-01 | Views: 43051 As explained by Derek Muller on Veritasium, the flow of water in trees involves complex physical phenomena including pressure, osmosis, negative pressure, capillarity and evapotranspiration. What seems simple will blow your mind!

Model-Dependent RealismModel-Dependent Realism By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 3730 Introduced by the two renowned theoretical physicists Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinov in their book The Grand Design in 2010, model-dependent realism is a new controversial understanding of the universe. Based on solid logical reasonings and recent developments in physics, this concept may well be an incredible breakthrough for philosophy and science, as well as metaphysics.

Type Theory: A Modern Computable Paradigm for MathType Theory: A Modern Computable Paradigm for Math By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-01 | Views: 11090 In 2013, three dozens of today’s brightest minds have just laid out new foundation of mathematics after a year of collective effort. This new paradigm better fits both informal and computationally-checkable mathematics. There is little doubt that it will fundamentally change our perspective on rigorous knowledge, and it could be that, in a few decades, the book they published turns out to be the bedrock of all mathematics, and, by extension, all human knowledge! Have a primer of this upcoming revolution, with this article on type theory, the theory that the book builds upon!

Numbers and ConstructibilityNumbers and Constructibility By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 6486 Last summer, I got to discover Morellet’s artwork on inclined grids. Amazingly, this artwork is a display of the irrationality of $\sqrt{2}$! It’s also a strong argument for the existence of this number. In this article, after discussing that, I take readers further by discussing what numbers can be constructed geometrically, algebraically, analytically or set theoretically using the power of mathematics!

Computing Hunger worldwide: the Global Hunger Index (GHI)Computing Hunger worldwide: the Global Hunger Index (GHI) By Estève Giraud | Updated:2015-12 | Views: 553 The Global Hunger Index was first published in 2006 by the International Food Policy Research Institute and the NGO Welthungerhilfe. In 2007, Concern worldwide joined them. Since then, the Index reports every year the evolution of the hunger situation worldwide and focus on a given topic. How is it calculated? And what is hunger? How are we connected ? What can be done? To learn more, read the article below.