We all know mathematicians are the coolest people on the planet. But it turns out that of all the people not on the planet, all of them are in fact either mathematicians, or have mathematical backgrounds or training. Astronauts – and Russian cosmonauts – are all super mathsy people, and if they weren’t already awesome enough, this really seals the deal for me.
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Welcome to the 131st edition of the Carnival of Mathematics, a monthly blogging carnival which scoots its way round the internet, rounding up maths-related blog posts from the month of January.
Remember when we used to do a regular Follow Friday post, recommending mathematically interesting Twitter accounts? Well, this is like that, only not hugely regular. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Here’s some quick stories from the world of maths this week.
Wolfram have released a version of Mathematica and the new Wolfram Language to run on the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer, and both are free.
I have Mathematica up and running on my Raspberry Pi, having followed the instructions on the Raspberry Pi site; future Raspbian images will ship with the Wolfram Language and Mathematica by default.