Tag: math

Math: The Ultimate BS Detector

Jordan  Ellenberg is a rare scholar is both a math professor (at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) and a novelist. And in his fascinating new book, How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, he deploys analyses of poetry, […]

Can You Solve This? Inspired By The Black Swan

Published on Feb 24, 2014 Can you figure out the rule? Did you see the exponents pattern? http://youtu.be/AVB8vRC6HIY Why do you make people look stupid? http://bit.ly/12Fmlpl How do you investigate hypotheses? Do you seek to confirm your theory – looking for white swans? […]

The [Mis]Behavior of Financial Markets [VIDEO]

The [Mis]Behavior of Financial Markets [VIDEO]

From the inventor of fractal geometry, a revolutionary new theory that overturns our understanding of how markets work. Benoit B. Mandelbrot, one of the century’s most influential mathematicians, is world-famous for making mathematical sense of a fact everybody knows but […]