Interesting Websites Aug 2022

The Joy of Wh(y)
The mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews leading researchers about the great scientific and mathematical questions of our time.

Doug Peltz, popularly known as Mystery Doug, is an American science communicator and entrepreneur based in San Francisco.

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.

The Accelerating Universe
by Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt

Get the big picture and the details in one 50 minute presentation.[/su_frame]
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.

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.

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 …

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.

A related post from a few years back.
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