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I think mathematicians do mathematics for reasons that are very similar to those of musicians playing music or any artist doing their art. It’s all about trying to contribute to a certain understanding of ourselves and of the world around us.

—Princeton mathematician Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics. Read more about Bhargava and the award here and watch a video about him here. (via mathematica)

(via allofmymaths)

It’s called the principal of maximum confusion. Mathematicians like to name things such that they provide the most confusion to non-mathematicians.

If anyone asks you to explain something you don’t want to explain, just cite the principal of maximum confusion and it’s lemma “Now, shut up.”

—David C. Kelly, complex analysis professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

mathed-potatoes:

"Yes homo!" I exclaim delightedly upon realizing that the Q(x) of my linear differential equation in standard form is equal to zero. After all, everyone loves to work with homogeneous equations. 

(via isometries)

Archimedes calculated pi! It’s, uh… 3… 4… 5… 1? I don’t remember.

—Numerical Analysis Professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

edwardspoonhands:

Welcome to Crash Course BIG HISTORY in which we tell ALL of history. We begin…with the creation of the universe.