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The Mathematics Devotional
Celebrating the Wisdom and Beauty of Mathematics
Approaching mathematics with a sense of awe, reverence, and mystery
Mathematics and BeautyExplore the mysteries of mathematics through quotations, as the adventure unfolds over 1000s of years. Images include fractals, various other forms of algorithmic art, knots, symmetries, tilings, optical illusions, tessellations, mazes, and natural forms that exhibit symmetrical patterns.
"The great equations of modern physics are a permanent part of scientific knowledge, which may outlast even the beautiful cathedrals of earlier ages."
"The advancement and perfection of mathematics are intimately connected with the prosperity of the State."
"Perhaps an angel of the Lord surveyed an endless sea of chaos, then troubled it gently with his finger. In this tiny and temporary swirl of equations, our cosmos took shape."
"I believe that scientific knowledge has fractal properties, that no matter how much we learn, whatever is left, however small it may seem, is just as infinitely complex as the whole was to start with. That, I think, is the secret of the Universe."
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"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." -- WIRED
"A perpetual idea machine, Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today." -- Journal of Recreational Mathematics
Clifford A. Pickover is a prolific author, having published more than forty books, translated into over a dozen languages, on topics ranging from science and mathematics to religion, art, and history. He received his PhD from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, holds over 100 U.S. patents, and is an associate editor for several scientific journals. His research has received considerable attention from media outlets ranging from CNN and WIRED to The New York Times, and his website, www.pickover.com, has received millions of visits.
Pickover has been elected a Fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry for his "significant contributions to the general public's understanding of science, reason, and critical inquiry through scholarship, writing, and work in the media." Other Fellows have included Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov.
Curiosites and Mini-Biographies in
Carl F. Gauss,
Gottfried W. Leibniz,
Pierre de Fermat,
John von Neumann,
Karl W. T. Weierstrass,
Peter G. L. Dirichlet,
Carl G. J. Jacobi,
Hermann K. H. Weyl,
Eudoxus of Cnidus,
William R. Hamilton,
Felix Christian Klein,
Jean le Rond d'Alembert,
Godfrey H. Hardy,
Andrey N. Kolmogorov,
Carl Ludwig Siegel,
Hermann G. Grassmann,
F.E.J. Emile Borel,
Ferdinand Eisenstein, and more...
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"My primary interest is finding new ways to continually expand creativity by melding art, science, mathematics and other seemingly disparate areas of human endeavor.