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Kevin Hartnett
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Kaden Hazzard Mar 31
Captures the feeling of good scientific collaboration as well as anything I've read. (Even if it's technically about math....) via
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all we have is each other Apr 1
a mini-ethnography of mathematicians in a forest. my fave line: "I asked if I could join them. They agreed in the manner of someone who doesn’t really want to share a sip of their lemonade, but can’t find a courteous way to say no."
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Kevin Hartnett Mar 31
I mean, I'd definitely be happy to be proven wrong on that point.
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Kevin Hartnett Mar 31
The Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics always feels like a place apart. My new story for is about a week I spent there in February with 50 mathematicians. Given current events, it's like a dispatch from a different world.
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Kevin Hartnett Mar 18
"Rainbow colorings" help mathematicians solve all sorts of problems - including, recently, a conjecture in combinatorics. Today in I explain what they are and why they're useful.
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Kevin Hartnett Mar 17
and with a beautiful visual explainer on the different shapes the universe might have. New in
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Kevin Hartnett Mar 4
A spectacular proof in computational complexity ripples through quantum physics and pure mathematics. My new story in
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The Fields Institute Feb 19
Mathematicians have proven Ringel's Conjecture, part kitchen-floor and part trillion-piece tinker toy set.
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Kevin Hartnett Feb 19
Mathematicians prove "Ringel's conjecture," a colorful problem involving rainbows, trees, and when a big graph can be "tiled" by copies of a smaller one. My new story for
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Kim Albrecht Feb 17
'Explore our surprisingly simple, absurdly ambitious and necessarily incomplete guide to the boundless mathematical universe.' New project for with , , , and
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Kevin Hartnett Feb 17
We've received lots of feedback, from praise to suggestions about additional areas of math to include to ideas for the UI. What fields have you heard people saying should have been included?
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Kevin Hartnett Feb 14
I know what you mean. There's this strong desire to zoom out and understand how it all fits together. I'm glad you're enjoying the map.
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Kevin Hartnett Feb 14
Replying to @pintojpp
Thanks for your note, John. We're looking into it now...
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Natalie Wolchover Feb 14
Numbers, Shapes, and Change are like the continents in the Map of Mathematics, an awesome new visual project by , with text by :
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Kevin Hartnett Feb 14
I'm very proud to share 's new "Map of Mathematics" - a guide to some of the most important ideas in math today and how they relate to each other. Enjoy! And let us know what you think.
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Kevin Hartnett Feb 4
Turbulence defies mathematical description. But a new proof establishes a universal law underlying certain turbulent phenomena. My story for
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Kevin Hartnett Jan 29
talks with about the nature of mathematics in the newest episode of ’s podcast “The Joy of x.” I mean, pinch me.
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Kevin Hartnett Jan 29
A rare personal tweet from me. My dad, a retired cartographer, makes custom maps of people's lives. You give him names of people, dates, places important to you. He turns them into the names of rivers, towns, roads. The finished product is beautiful.
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Kevin Hartnett Jan 15
and are launching a new podcast, 'The Joy of x.' Conversations with top scientists and mathematicians. I cannot wait to listen.
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Kevin Hartnett Jan 13
A startling experimental result triggered a string of impressive proofs on the Euler equations. My new story for
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