In lieu of my next full post, here are some cool mathematics links from around the interwebs!
1. Maths History: This feed is managed by the British Society for the History of Mathematics, and posts births and deaths of famous mathematicians & scientists throughout history. It’s like your morning coffee, but for math & history nerds. Today’s roast? John Flamsteed:
John Flamsteed (1646-1719), first Astronomer Royal, published accurate astronomical observations, was born 19 Aug http://t.co/GcFwBvwhuf — Maths History (@mathshistory) August 19, 2013
2. Amazing Maps: This is truly the Internet sensation of the week, which I’ve seen shared all over Twitter and Facebook. The name tells you all you need to know about this feed, so let me just share a few of the highlights:
- Where Lightning Strikes Across the Globe — who knew eastern DR Congo was a lightning hot spot?
- The Difference Between North Korea and South Korea at Night
- Worldwide Driving Orientation — indispensable for those of you addicted to Geoguessr.
- The Netherlands Without Dikes
3. Amazing Data: A relatively-recent spinoff of the previous account, this one focuses on creative data display. Here’s a small sampling:
- The positions of every known piece of space debris orbiting earth
- The probability of ending your turn on any space on a Monopoly board
And, just for fun, here’s another cool map.