Monthly Archives: August 2017

Trigonometry — 3700 years before !

U R Rao, pioneer of India’s space program, dies at 85: An Obit from NY Times

Two lessons from this immortal Indian figure:

(1) If others can do it, we can do it better.

(2) Exploration for space for peace and progress.

Cathleen Morawetz, mathematician with real-world impact, dies at 94

It reminds of the “unreasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics” as explained by Eugene Wigner long back ! This in itself is a strong motivation to learn math!!

With snow flakes and unicorns, explore a universe in motion : Marina Ratner and Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani — in her own words

Inspirational …motivational…”woman” of mathematics…the other woman coming to my mind is, Dr. Ingrid Daubechies…