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what if pop artists started naming their works like classical music omg

“Minaj: Symphonic Poem in D-flat Major, Op. 32 - I. Allegro: “Stupid Hoe”“

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“I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.”Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  (via emiliaclarke)

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The guy third from the right was one of my Astronomy lecturers this year and he was absolutely hilarious.

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*Teacher Voice* I’ll wait



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Meet the First Woman to Win Math’s Most Prestigious Prize

As an 8-year-old, Maryam Mirzakhani used to tell herself stories about the exploits of a remarkable girl. Every night at bedtime, her heroine would become mayor, travel the world or fulfill some other grand destiny.

Today, Mirzakhani — a 37-year-old mathematics professor at Stanford University — still writes elaborate stories in her mind. The high ambitions haven’t changed, but the protagonists have: They are hyperbolic surfaces, moduli spaces and dynamical systems. In a way, she said, mathematics research feels like writing a novel. “There are different characters, and you are getting to know them better,” she said. “Things evolve, and then you look back at a character, and it’s completely different from your first impression.”

Learn more about Maryam Mirzakhani at wired.

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Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman and first Iranian to be awarded the Fields Medal!

The Fields Medal is one of the highest honors granted in math. Every four years the medal is awarded at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union to two, three, or four mathematicians under the age of 40. Along with the Abel Prize, it is considered “the mathematician’s Nobel Prize.”

Mirzakhani’s work focuses on Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces and connecting aspects of differential geometry, complex analysis, and dynamical systems. Currently she is working on developing the understanding of billiards and translation surfaces with fellow mathematician Alex Wright. A fantastic overview of her life can be found in this article.

The Fields Medal was also awarded to Artur Avila (dynamical systems), Manjul Bhargava (number theory), and Martin Hairer (stochastic differential equations).

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The Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!” We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

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