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Včera vo veku 40 rokov na rakovinu zomrela Maryam Mirzakhani, matematička iránskeho pôvodu, jediná žena, ktorá dostala Fieldsovu medailu (keď sa dávali naposledy, v roku 2014). Mala českého manžela a malú dcéru. To her dismay, Mirzakhani did poorly in her mathematics class that year. Her math teacher didn’t think she was particularly talented, which undermined her confidence. At that age, “it’s…

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Sezamko v Rajeckej Lesnej

V zime bol Sezamko u nás na fakulte, teraz sme sa vybrali na víkendovku do Rajeckej Lesnej. Až na prehánkové počasie to bola paráda. Počítali sme príklady: Rozmýšľali na prednáškach: Športovali: Túlali sa po lese: Mokli v daždi: Súťažili: Užívali si slniečko: Bývali v chatkách: Stretli rozprávkové bytosti (hádajte, kto som): A bolo nám veľmi fajn: Takže ak poznáte terajšie…

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our mothers as we never saw them The old photos of her are even more compelling than the stories because they’re a historical record, carrying the weight of fact, even if the truth there is slippery: the trick of an image, and so much left outside the frame. These photos serve as a visual accompaniment to the myths. Because any…

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What It’s Like to Be Rihanna’s Personal Chef So here’s a little story Anyway I was getting sick of his shit when I noticed something. Thanks to our shared inbox, I’d been signing all communications as “Nicole” ‘London Bridge is down’: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death “The King’s life is moving peacefully towards its close,”…

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Sezamko

December bol rýchly, nabitý a zaujímavý. Jednu sobotu sme strávili s Kikou, Kubom a deťmi, ktoré riešia korešpondenčný seminár Sezamko, na fakulte. Počítali sa príklady, hrali matematické hry, riešili zaujímavé problémy na prednáškach. Tie krásne čiernobiele fotky nafotil Martin Dubovský, otec jedného účastníka.

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The Math Revolution (vďaka Ondrovi za linku) The new outside-of-school math programs like the Russian School vary in their curricula and teaching methods, but they have key elements in common. Perhaps the most salient is the emphasis on teaching students to think about math conceptually and then use that conceptual knowledge as a tool to predict, explore, and explain the world…

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MiST 2016

Kým sa moje mláďatá potulovali pri vodopádoch, ja som bola pod Kľakom (a na Kľaku) na malej veľmi príjemnej konferencii Mathematics in Science and Technologies. Bolo veľmi dobre a zaujímavo a dúfam, že aj na budúci rok sa nám podarí ju zorganizovať. Ak ste alebo poznáte nejakých doktorandov a doktorandky, ktorí robia niečo s matematikou, povedzte im nech nám o…

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How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously “Female pain might be perceived as constructed or exaggerated”: We saw this from the moment we entered the hospital, as the staff downplayed Rachel’s pain, even plain ignored it. In her essay, Jamison refers back to “The Girl Who Cried Pain,” a study identifying ways gender bias tends to play out in clinical pain management….

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Marťan alebo streetfighting physics

Pri príležitosti včerajšieho sviatku som si prečítala knihu The Martian (napísal Andy Weir). Dobré, rýchle, miestami vtipné čítanie o astronautovi, ktorého omylom nechali na Marse. I’ve been thinking about laws on Mars. Yeah, I know, it’s a stupid thing to think about, but I have a lot of free time. There’s an international treaty saying no country can lay claim to anything that’s…

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Surfovanie

the really big one Compressional waves are fast-moving, high-frequency waves, audible to dogs and certain other animals but experienced by humans only as a sudden jolt. They are not very harmful, but they are potentially very useful, since they travel fast enough to be detected by sensors thirty to ninety seconds ahead of other seismic waves. That is enough time…

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