It's kinda intuitive, but good to keep in mind. https://www.fastcompany.com/3059634/your-most-productive-self/your-brain-has-a-delete-button-heres-how-to-use-it

Month: November 2016

# Quotes bt Physicists

On education: In teaching history, there should be extensive discussion of personalities who benefited mankind through independence of character and judgement. --Einstein Critical comments by students should be taken in a friendly spirit. --Einstein Accumulation of material should not stifle the student's independence. --Einstein

# 广义相对论中的数学

ST Yau 2015 http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzIwNTE1NTQ3OA==&mid=2671644297&idx=1&sn=4b44cfd8ece48026cc35a3cb8ef1423b&chksm=8dff9370ba881a6606e557834d3ba29ec55e1950ed8de64f2ff5467f8c3c3bb349f0623ea97a&scene=0#wechat_redirect 我还蛮喜欢这个微信公众号的:数学与人文。丘成桐和这个公众号有官方合作，有时候会给这个号写些文章，挺有意思的都。借此安利下。

# Black Holes

# Why money and prestige aren’t enough to lure foreign scientists to China

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2046060/how-china-luring-foreign-scientists-and-hurdles-remain Looking forward to China's development in science

# Quotes by Mathematicians

In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. --John Von Neumann Since the fabric of the universe is most perfect and the work of a most wise Creator, nothing at all takes place in the universe in which some rule of maximum or minimum does not appear.--Leonhard Euler

# Are all the U.S. Presidents related to each other? Shared from Quora

It will also be an interesting exercise or even project to work on the probability of random people sharing genealogy up to a certain amount of time. Are all the U.S. Presidents related to each other? by Brian Roemmele https://www.quora.com/Are-all-the-U-S-Presidents-related-to-each-other/answer/Brian-Roemmele?srid=2GFd&share=58fef9f8

# The Unknown Unknown in the Logic of the Mind

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HYsv5DRl8L4 Second talk by Misha Gromov at Stanford. Nov 11. I really enjoyed the talk, truly inspiring. He walked through different scientific fields including biology, linguistics, and psychology across several centuries, analyzing how people studied science and gave his insights (from the perspective of a mathematician I think). -worth noticing how rephrasing a finding in … Continue reading The Unknown Unknown in the Logic of the Mind

# Scalar Curvature, Convex Polyhedra & Differential Operators

Prof Misha Gromov gave two lectures at Stanford on Nov 10 and Nov 11. Here is a brief summary of his Nov 10 lecture: Scalar curvature influences topology and asymptotic geometry of Riemannian manifolds, it is associated with the Einstein equation, it controls the Hamilton-Ricci flow. Yet, the geometric meaning of the scalar curvature remains … Continue reading Scalar Curvature, Convex Polyhedra & Differential Operators

# 7 Shuffles is Enough

A famous result by our mathemagician Persi Diaconis: 7 shuffles is enough. Put it in everyday words, to randomize one set of Poker cards, you need to (Riffle) shuffle at least 7 times. *Side note: according to this lecture notes, the interpretation is not correct. To completely randomize the deck, you need 11 or more. … Continue reading 7 Shuffles is Enough