## 23 JunPushing Back the Incomputable – Alan Turing’s Ten Big Ideas

There is nothing remarkable about mathematicians’ achievements going unrecognised in a wider world changed by their discoveries. The hidden history of Alan Turing is just a particularly bizarre example — one we can expect to become much better known during the 2012 centenary of his...

## 22 Jun50 questions on linear algebra for NET and GATE aspirants

Find the correct options:   1)  $$M=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}1 & 2 & 2 \\0 & 2 & 2 \\0 & 1 & 1 \end{array}\right)$$ and $$V={ Mx^{T} : x\in R^{3}}.$$ Then $$dim V$$ is (a)   0   (b)   1   (c)   2   (d)   3   2)  $$A^{2}-A=0,$$ where $$A$$ is a $$9\times 9$$ matrix....

## 22 JunObituary: Prof. Friedrich Hirzebruch

Friedrich Ernst Peter Hirzebruch (17 October 1927 – 27 May 2012) was a German mathematician, working in the fields of topology, complex manifolds and algebraic geometry, and a leading figure in his generation. He has been described as "the most important mathematician in the Germany of the postwar period." We at Gonit Sora...

## 18 JunThe Joy of Understanding and Solving Problems: Book by Prof. Siddhartha Sen

Prof. Siddhartha Sen of the Trinity College, Dublin is a theoretical physicist who has authored a book on mathematics education and learning. Prof. Sen has kindly consented to share a sample chapter and the preface with us that can be put up for download. The...

## 12 JunMathematics Quiz

*1. What is the sequence shown here: *2. A computer theorist in the 1950s, X had a mandatory drug therapy that made X impotent and caused X’s breasts to enlarge. It is widely believed that X committed suicide when X was made a guinea pig by...

## 07 JunMathematics Quiz 1

*1. Let’s start off with Pi itself! The 762nd decimal place of Pi is quite beautiful as the sequence of numbers that follow it is 9999998...

## 26 MayQuizzing Network

(Based on a similar article by V. M. Sreejith in Science Reporter, July 2004) You are going to enter a into a network of questions based on the lives of famous mathematicians and their works. Start with question number 1, choose the option that you think...

## 24 MayTransit of Venus

Venus will come exactly between the Earth and the Sun on June 6th 2012 - this rare event will not occur for another 105 years. This rare celestial phenomena called ‘The Transit of Venus’ will be visible in the early morning around 4-17 a.m.( from...