## The Atomic Age That Wasn’t

August 10, 2015
Applied Math, General, History

“It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meter, will know of great periodic regional famines in …

August 10, 2015
Applied Math, General, History

“It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meter, will know of great periodic regional famines in …

January 12, 2015
General, History, Math Education

Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent by Michael S. Teitelbaum Princeton University Press March 30, 2014 Introduction Falling Behind? is a recent (March 2014) …

July 8, 2013
Applied Math, History

This article discusses the mathematics of the Manhattan Project which developed the first nuclear reactors and atomic bombs and established high expectations for the effectiveness of mathematical modeling and …

June 11, 2012
Applied Math, History

Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II is a documentary produced, directed, and narrated by LeAnn …

September 20, 2011
Essential Math, History

On March 11, 2004 a series of bombs exploded aboard four commuter trains in Madrid, Spain, killing 192 people and injuring 2050. The Spanish police recovered a bag containing …

July 5, 2011
History, Math Education

At present, at any rate, very little evidence exists that great mathematicians and calculating prodigies have been endowed with an exceptional neurobiological structure. Like the rest of us, experts …

October 30, 2010
Applied Math, General, History

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. Common quotation, variously attributed to Yogi Berra, Niels Bohr, Mark Twain and others. Introduction In Isaac Asimov’s famous science fiction novel …

October 12, 2010
Applied Math, History

Henry Frankenstein: Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE! Victor Moritz: Henry – In the …

October 3, 2010
Applied Math, History, Math Education

The 2004 movie/documentary What the Bleep Do We Know? has a simple answer to life’s problems: Quantum Mechanics! Can’t get a date? The answer: Quantum Mechanics. Hate your job? …

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