## 9 Best Articles in 2020

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### The Map of Mathematics

Quanta Magazine

629 saves · Feb 14th · Explore our surprisingly simple, absurdly ambitious and necessarily incomplete guide to the boundless mathematical universe.

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### Mathematics for the adventurous self-learner

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~20 min read · 543 saves · Feb 24th · For over six years now, I've been studying mathematics on my own in my spare time - working my way through books, exercises, and online courses. In this post I'll share what books and resources I've…

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### Landmark Computer Science Proof Cascades Through Physics and Math

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6 min read · 334 saves · Mar 4th · Kevin Hartnett · Computer scientists established a new boundary on computationally verifiable knowledge. In doing so, they solved major open problems in quantum mechanics and pure mathematics.

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### Garbage Math

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269 saves · Apr 17th · This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.

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### RIP John Conway

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264 saves · Apr 13th · This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.

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### Does Time Really Flow? New Clues Come From a Century-Old Approach to Math.

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~12 min read · 261 saves · Apr 7th · Natalie Wolchover · The laws of physics imply that the passage of time is an illusion. To avoid this conclusion, we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers.

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### A Mathematical Model Unlocks the Secrets of Vision

Quanta Magazine

6 min read · 247 saves · 2019-08-21 · Kevin Hartnett · Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.

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### In Mathematics, It Often Takes a Good Map to Find Answers

Quanta Magazine

5 min read · 227 saves · Jun 1st · Kevin Hartnett · Mathematicians try to figure out when problems can be solved using current knowledge — and when they have to chart a new path instead.

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### Visual explanations of mathematics

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3 min read · 200 saves · Feb 25th · It is thought that Euclid wrote Elements in about 300 BC, but Oliver Byrne turned it into one of the true gems of visualization — and made it about 100 times more readable. By seamlessly combining…

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### How modern mathematics emerged from a lost Islamic library

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7 min read · 159 saves · Dec 5th · Centuries ago, a prestigious Islamic library brought Arabic numerals to the world. Though the library long since disappeared, its mathematical revolution changed our world.

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### How the Slowest Computer Programs Illuminate Math’s Fundamental Limits

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6 min read · 103 saves · Dec 10th · John Pavlus · The goal of the “busy beaver” game is to find the longest-running computer program. Its pursuit has surprising connections to some of the most profound questions and concepts in mathematics.

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### Mathematician Solves Centuries-Old Grazing Goat Problem Exactly

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6 min read · 92 saves · Dec 9th · Steve Nadis · Mathematicians have long pondered the reach of a grazing goat tied to a fence, only finding approximate answers until now.

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### A Mathematician’s Unanticipated Journey Through the Physical World

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~16 min read · 33 saves · Dec 16th · Kevin Hartnett · Lauren Williams has charted an adventurous mathematical career out of the pieces of a fundamental object called the positive Grassmannian.

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### Combinators and the Story of Computation—Stephen Wolfram Writings

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21 saves · Dec 7th · A historical look at the development of combinators within the field of mathematics, their importance in developing modern computation, and their use in Stephen Wolfram’s works.