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!

Euclidean Geometry and NavigationEuclidean Geometry and Navigation By Scott McKinney | Updated:2020-07 | Views: 8755 This is the first of a series of three posts. In this post we'll see how the Greeks developed a system of geometry - literally "Earth measure" - to assist with planetary navigation. We then will see why their assumption that the Earth is flat means that Euclidean geometry is insufficient for studying the Earth. The Earth's spherical surface looks flat from our perspective, but is actually qualitatively different from a flat surface. In the ensuing posts, we'll see why this implies that it is impossible to make a perfectly accurate map of the Earth, and build on this idea to get a glimpse into Einstein's revolutionary theories regarding the geometry of the space-time universe.

The Triangle of PowerThe Triangle of Power By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-10 | Views: 11749 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!

Euler's Formula and the Utilities ProblemEuler's Formula and the Utilities Problem By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-01 | Views: 18765 I was a kid when I was first introduced to the deceptively simple utilities problem. It's only lately that I've discovered its solution! And it's an amazing one! Indeed, it provides a wonderful insight into some fundamental mathematics, including Euler's formula! This is nothing less than the gateway to the wonderful world of algebraic topology!

The Amazing Physics of Water in TreesThe Amazing Physics of Water in Trees By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-01 | Views: 65993 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!

The Most Troubling Experiments on Human BehaviorThe Most Troubling Experiments on Human Behavior By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 2701 We all intuitively think of ourselves as independent creatures with strong free will. However, many disturbing experiments about fashion, conformity, obedience, environment, choice and opinions have been troubling this idea we make of ourselves. These ought to be lessons of humility for all of us.

The Magic of AlgebraThe Magic of Algebra By Lê Nguyên Hoang | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 3879 The power of algebra lies in abstraction, and abstraction is basically forgetting. By retracing the History of algebra from its roots to more recent advancements, this article unveils the numerous breakthrough in our understanding of the world, by abusing of the power of forgetting.