Interesting Websites Aug 2022

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The Joy of Wh(y)
The mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews leading researchers about the great scientific and mathematical questions of our time.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/tag/the-joy-of-why/


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MysteryDoug
Doug Peltz, popularly known as Mystery Doug, is an American science communicator and entrepreneur based in San Francisco.
https://www.youtube.com/c/MysteryDoug


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Morphocular
It’s pronounced like “binocular”, and it’s a channel intended to teach math with the help of visuals and animation wherever possible.

The half-derivatives video is a bit haunting.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7Zwf4X_OQ-TEnou0zdyRA/videos


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Cosmology
The Accelerating Universe
by Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt

Get the big picture and the details in one 50 minute presentation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55pcpTjd3BY[/su_frame]
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Mathematician
Walter Samuel McAfee

Born: 2 September 1914
Ore City, Upshur County, Texas, USA

Died: 18 February 1995
South Belmar, New Jersey, USA

Walter McAfee was an African-American scientist and astronomer, best known for his part in the world’s first lunar radar echo experiments.
https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/McAfee/

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Mathematician
R H Bing

Born: 20 October 1914
Oakwood, Texas, USA

Died: 28 April 1986
Austin, Texas, USA

R. H. Bing was an American mathematician who worked mainly in the areas of geometric topology and continuum theory.
https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Bing/

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Mathematician
Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler
University of South Dakota

Born: 5 May 1883
Calliope (now Hawarden), Iowa, USA

Died: 26 March 1966
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA

Anna Johnson Wheeler was an American mathematician. She is best known for early work on linear algebra in infinite dimensions, which has later become a part of functional analysis.
A wonderful biography … https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Wheeler/

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MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
A free online resource containing biographies of more than 3000 mathematicians and over 2000 pages of essays and supporting materials.
https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/

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