Dante, art, vision, and mathematics

We adopted a dog a couple of months ago, and there have been moments when I have watched a change in his attention or a change in his behavior, and wondered how his awareness might be structured. When we drive with him, he usually sits in front of the back seats of our Honda Element, […]

Archimedes, particle accelerators and being visual

I feel like I was pulled into a little whirlpool of interesting bits of info this morning. I was attracted to the title of David Castelvecchi’s blog: Archimedes and Euclid? Like String Theory versus Freshman Calculus. The blog reports the opening of an exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, showcasing one of three […]

Knotted DNA

I recently read the announcement of a National Science Foundation Career Award given to Mariel Vazquez (Associate Professor at San Francisco State University) for the work she does in mathematics and biology. Vazquez has been involved for some time in the application of knot theory to the analysis of DNA.

Knot Theory is one of […]