As a scientist, I think that science education is really important, and that science is also fun to write about. From time to time, I post about areas of science that I find interesting or that I have some expertise in. The goal of these posts is to communicate scientific and mathematic ideas to a non expert.
Below are a list of the posts and a brief description. If you would like to know about some topic I haven’t covered, feel free to ask me. I’m always looking for new ideas for posts.
- Chaos– chaos as we understand it in the mathematical community. There’s a lot more order and structure to it than you might guess.
- Synchrony– how do things synchronize? My particular expertise.
- Happy 50th birthday, Chaos– Discussing the Lorenz weather model on the 50th anniversary of its publication, launching the field of chaos.
- Fractals: intro and the Mandelbrot set
- Fractals: fractals in nature and fractal measurement– how is the fractalness of something determined?
- Fractals: some photo examples– because my camera comes along.
- An easy fractal to make at home– make math with some humble paint.
- Network theory and graphs overview– the basics on networks, or groups of things that are connected in complicated ways.
- Networks: Scale-Free Networks– A type of network that shows up in the internet and many natural networks.
- Networks: Small-world Networks– Another network model that has been applied to real-world systems. Basically the six degrees of Kevin Bacon game made mathy.
- Turing patterns in nature– the beautiful cross-pollination of math and biology