60-Second Adventures In Thought

A beautifully done, charming cartoon on the history of thought experiments: Are all the ideas accurately explained? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“What Makes Us Great Is Often What Makes Us Ridiculous”

Physicist Janna Levin wrote a novel about Alan Turing and Kurt Gödel called A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.  She describes the parallels between the two mathematicians which inspired her to bring them together in fiction: Alan Turing is most famous for breaking the German Enigma code during World War II. But among scientists, he’s [Read More...]


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