Thanksgiving

(Preposterous Universe) – Sean Carroll:

This year we give thanks for an area of mathematics that has become completely indispensable to modern theoretical physics: Riemannian Geometry.

Now, the thing everyone has been giving thanks for over the last few days is Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But we don’t want to be everybody, and besides we’re a bit late. So it makes sense to honor the epochal advance in mathematics that directly enabled Einstein’s epochal advance in our understanding of spacetime. …

preposterousuniverse…2015/11/26

Boy's Surface

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