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  • Writer's pictureEda Aydemir

Quanta Magazine

Updated: Feb 20, 2020

I would like to introduce you "Quanta Magazine"

Quanta Magazine is an editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science.

Why Quanta? Albert Einstein called photons “quanta of light.” Our goal is to “illuminate science.”

You can find articles about physics, biology, mathematics as well as the computer science

It has been already but with the latest addition to the magazine, it becomes a must-to-read resource for every math-lover.

The Map of Mathematics

The writers define the map as

"From simple starting points — Numbers, Shapes, Change — the map branches out into interwoven tendrils of thought. Follow it, and you’ll understand how prime numbers connect to geometry, how symmetries give a handle on questions of infinity.

And although the map is necessarily incomplete — mathematics is too grand to fit into any single map — we hope to give you a flavor for the major questions and controversies that animate the field, as well as the conceptual tools needed to dive in."

You will not be able to leave the platform when navigating on this map.

Another great math article from the magazine is

"Solution: ‘Natural Law and Elegant Math’"

addresses Eugene Wigner’s famous article “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences and asks if it is that the way nature really works?

Since launching as Quanta on July 16, 2013, the magazine has attracted a loyal and rapidly growing audience through its core news features as well as interviews, columns, blog posts, videos, puzzles and podcasts. The magazine’s seven-minute planetarium show, titled “Journey to the Birth of the Solar System,” has been picked up by 14 planetariums and counting.

Picture is teken from the article "How Simple Math Can Cover Even the Most Complex Holes"

Two Quanta Magazine writers have been recognized for their recent work covering physics and mathematics.

Natalie Wolchover, Quanta’s senior physics writer, won the American Institute of Physics’ 2017 Science Communication Award in the articles category for her story “What No New Particles Means for Physics.”

Kevin Hartnett, Quanta’s senior math writer, will be featured in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017 for his feature “A Unified Theory of Randomness.”

Have a good read!

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