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Inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind', Nobel laureate, John Nash and wife die in car crash in New Jersey

May 25, 2015

Inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind', Nobel laureate, John Nash and wife die in car crash in New Jersey

John Forbes Nash Jr, a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. #World #NewsTracker #New Jersey #John Nash #Mathematics #Nobel Laureate #Beautiful Mind #New jersey State Police
Two Indian-origin mathematicians win global Maths awards

Aug 13, 2014

Two Indian-origin mathematicians win global Maths awards

Two Indian-origin academicians have won prestigious global prizes in the field with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal -- known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics". #GoodNews #Mathematicians #Fields Medal #Nobel Prize of Mathematics #Manjul Bhargava #Subhash Khot
Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to win Maths 'Nobel'

Aug 13, 2014

Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to win Maths 'Nobel'

She was among four Fields Medal recipients at the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Seoul, and the first female among the 56 winners since the prize was established in 1936. #World #GoodNews #Iran #Stanford University #Mathematics #woman #Mathematician #Maryam Mirzakhani
My meeting with temperamental math genius Shakuntala Devi

Nov 05, 2013

My meeting with temperamental math genius Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi was a brutally honest, temperamental genius passionate about numbers, recollects Kamala Thiagarajan. #InMemorium #Mathematics #Shakuntala Devi #human computer
St Stephen's cut-off out Above 95% for most courses, 98% for Eco, English

Jun 20, 2013

St Stephen's cut-off out Above 95% for most courses, 98% for Eco, English

The cut-offs for Chemistry, Physics, History and Philosophy were also above 95 per cent for general category students and more than almost 90 percent for those under SC/ST category. #India #Economics #NewsTracker #English #College #Mathematics #St Stephen's College #cut-off #First cut-off
Shakuntala Devi Math wizard; God's gift, with a divine quality

Apr 22, 2013

Shakuntala Devi Math wizard; God's gift, with a divine quality

A household name in India, Devi cast a spell adding a 16-digit number with another one and multipliying the result with an equal array of numbers almost instantaneously, finding the cube root of the resultant and pops up with an answer in just about the time taken for a wink. #InMemoriam #Shakuntala Devi #human computer #Mathematics wizrd
Google Doodle remembers mathematician Leonhard Euler on his 306th b'day

Apr 16, 2013

Google Doodle remembers mathematician Leonhard Euler on his 306th b'day

Euler is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest mathematicians to have ever lived, working in almost all areas of mathematics. #Google doodle #TechBuzz #Mathematics #Leonhard Euler
Math genius Ramanujan's cryptic formula finally proved correct

Dec 29, 2012

Math genius Ramanujan's cryptic formula finally proved correct

Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan's cryptic deathbed theorywhich he claimed was conceived in his dreamshas finally been proven correct, almost 100 years after he died. #ThingsWeLike #Srinivasa Ramanujan #Mathematics #Theory
What your maths teacher didn't teach you at school

Sep 05, 2012

What your maths teacher didn't teach you at school

Standards in the teaching of mathematics seem to have fallen. From media to Markandey Katju, we are all somewhat mathematically challenged #Teacher's Day #Mathematically-challenged
The Hindus readers find Katjus foot in his mouth

Sep 04, 2012

The Hindus readers find Katjus foot in his mouth

Justice Katju, chairman of the Press Council of India, has never hidden his poor opinion of the intellect of his fellow countrymen. However, he has been chastised by the very people he meant to preach to the readers of his column in Hindu. #The Hindu #Justice Katju #Mathematics #OnTheContrary