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Awesome inspiration for Mathematics !

Fun with Math websites: MAA

cheers to MAA! 🙂

Nalin Pithwa.

Prioritize your passions and commitments, says Dr. Shawna Pandya

Kids now-a-days need counselling for a choice of career. In my humble opinion, excellence in any field of knowledge/human endeavour gives deep satisfaction as well as a means of livelihood. But, I am a mere mortal, most of my students are bright, ambitious, multi-talented and hard-working. I would like to present to them the views of one of my “idols”, though not a mathematician…

Dr. Shawna Pandya:

Hats off to Dr. Shawna Pandya, belated though from me…:-)

— Nalin Pithwa.

Frenchmen and mathematics ! :-) :-) :-)

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you tell to them they translate in their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. — GOETHE.

🙂 🙂 🙂

Whether engineering by day or origami by night — its math

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…