Aperiodipal Nathan Barker sent me this video by Durham University’s Herbert Gangl, inspired by his number theory course last year.

I’ll never be able to think about algebraic numbers again without hearing this. Thanks, Herbert! No thanks, Nathan!

Aperiodipal Nathan Barker sent me this video by Durham University’s Herbert Gangl, inspired by his number theory course last year.

I’ll never be able to think about algebraic numbers again without hearing this. Thanks, Herbert! No thanks, Nathan!

Nathan also sends in this festive ditty:

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

12 ODEs

11 Chiral knots

10 Mersenne primes

9 Vector fields

8 Eigenvectors

7 Spirolaterals

6 Tensors tensing

5 Golden ratios

4 Peano curves

3 French Metro metrics

2 Riemann spheres

And a textbook on number theory.