My name is Lê and I believe that the greatest challenge in education is to make science and math appealing.
This is why I aim at bringing enthusiasm and excitement to the readers’ learning experience.
I now run a Robustly Beneficial wiki, mostly on AI ethics, which has come to fascinate me!
Dynamics, Chaos, Fractals (pt 1)Dynamics, Chaos, Fractals (pt 1) By Scott McKinney | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 4395 The study of dynamical systems, natural or abstract systems that evolve at each instance in time according to a specific rule, is an active and fruitful area of research in mathematics. Its study has yielded insights into the nature of social networks such as Facebook, the spread of diseases such as influenza, and the behavior of the financial markets. In this series of posts, we'll look in depth at dynamical systems, as well as at the related subjects of chaos theory and fractals, all of which are both interesting and useful for understanding our world.
Model-Dependent RealismModel-Dependent Realism By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 4479 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.
Probabilistic Algorithms, Probably BetterProbabilistic Algorithms, Probably Better By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 1911 Probabilities have been proven to be a great tool to understand some features of the world, such as what can happen in a dice game. Applied to programming, it has enabled plenty of amazing algorithms. In this article, we discuss its application to the primality test as well as to face detection. We'll also deal with quantum computers, as well as fundamental computer science open problems P=BPP and NP=BQP.
Multicriteria with MACBETHMulticriteria with MACBETH By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 2841 As more and more complex problems are dealt with in our societies, developing models such as multi-criteria analysis is crucial to better understand these problems. MACBETH is a state-of-the-art method to do just that. Its functioning is described in this article.
Darwin's Theory of EvolutionDarwin's Theory of Evolution By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-01 | Views: 16964 Darwin's theory of evolution is one of the greatest of all time. It's also one of the most controversial. This article presents the most fundamental concepts of the theory. We'll also provide results of modern science and discuss to which extend to they confirm Darwin's postulates.
The Limitless Vertigo of Cantor's InfiniteThe Limitless Vertigo of Cantor's Infinite By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2015-12 | Views: 3860 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!
Logarithms and Age CountingLogarithms and Age Counting By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2015-12 | Views: 8357 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 Triangle of PowerThe Triangle of Power By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-10 | Views: 10652 Notations do not matter to the essence of mathematics. But poor notations can be misleading. Notations based on exponents, radicals and logarithms definitely are. They are very distinct, even though they are supposed to describe very similar relations between numbers. The triangle of power is a recently proposed alternative. In short, I am convinced!