## 17 OctFinding equations to explain the world

While the world at large is always talking about the cosmic phenomena, particle accelerator or the space exploration, chances are no one has ever talked about what goes on behind the scene. The central piece which goes to the heart of any scientific expedition is...

## 14 OctSolving The Cubic

People have been in an attempt to find roots of polynomials since a very long time. They may not have had a very concrete notion of a polynomial and may have been trying to solve some specific polynomials rather than solving some general polynomials. The...

## 30 JunPrime Numbers: From Euclid to AKS

Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the mind will never penetrate. - Leonhard Euler [caption id="attachment_10085" align="alignleft" width="265"] Prime Numbers Image...

## 24 May'Beautiful Mind' John Forbes Nash, Jr killed in a car crash

[caption id="attachment_7324" align="aligncenter" width="397"] John Nash (June 13, 1928 - May 23, 2015)[/caption] The legendary Princeton mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr was killed earlier today in an unfortunate car crash in New Jersey. He and wife, Alicia Nash were killed in the incident. John Nash was...

## 25 MarJohn Nash and Louis Nirenberg share 2015 Abel Prize

In a press release, earlier today the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters have decided to award the 2015 Abel Prize to John Forbes Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications...

## 13 MarThe Pi Day of our lives

[caption id="attachment_7183" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Pi Day Doodle by Google in 2010[/caption] As most of us know, March 14th every year is celebrated by mathematicians all over the world as $$\pi$$ Day. The reason for this is quite simple: March 14 is written as 3-14 in the...

## 28 FebNational Science Day

[caption id="attachment_7173" align="alignright" width="280"] Sir C. V. Raman[/caption]

Every year on 28th of February, India celebrates its National Science Day to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect, named after Sir C. V. Raman. Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was a world renowned physicist and one of the greatest Indians of the 20th century. Among his many scientific achievements the discovery of the effect named after him is the pedestal. Co-discovered with help from K. S. Krishnan, Sir Raman was a man of extraordinary intelligence and fortitude. His discovery came at a time when India was still under colonial rule and not much science was going on in Indian academia. Sir Raman's discovery gave the much needed impetus for Indian science at that time, and he was rightly hailed as a harbinger of a golden era in Indian science and technology.

## 20 JanAmbat Vijayakumar: Ramanujan and his legacy

As part of the National Mathematics Day, we (Gonit Sora, Gyanome and Sciensation Media) organised a series of talks by eminent mathematicians. The other videos have been posted here. This is the final video of that series. Ambat Vijayakumar is a Professor in the Department of...

## 18 JanMovie Review: The Theory of Everything

[caption id="attachment_7093" align="alignright" width="214"] The Theory of Everything[/caption] The previous year was an exceptionally good year for movies related to scientists. We recently reviewed the biopic on Alan Turing, The Imitation Game which was full of power packed performances on all quarters. This time, we speak...

## 14 JanChandan Singh Dalawat: One Hundred years of Ramanujan's Tau

As part of the National Mathematics Day, we (Gonit Sora, Gyanome and Sciensation Media) organised a series of talks by eminent mathematicians. The other videos have been posted here. Chandan Singh Dalawat grew up in rural Rajasthan and went to Sainik School, Chittorgarh. He did his...