Tag: philosophy

Another Mikhail Gromov Piece

The imprint of the world in our minds is not photographic: all the brain knows of the outside world is a chaotic sequence of electric impulses and out of these it creates a structural entity: our perception of what we see and hear. Most of the time, an adult's brain talks to itself and creates … Continue reading Another Mikhail Gromov Piece


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

The Unknown Unknown in the Logic of the Mind

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

Arnold传略+Arnold’s Article on Teaching Math

I used Arnold's book for my first ODE class, and it was a blast. I later on learned more about this mathematician and find his philosophy of doing math is really inspiring. Here is a biography of this mathematician I found online. Written in Chinese. P.S. I'm engrossed by Arnold's way of doing math (geometry, … Continue reading Arnold传略+Arnold’s Article on Teaching Math