′′ La geometría fractal no es sólo un capítulo de matemáticas, sino uno que ayuda a todos a ver el mismo mundo de forma diferente.»-Benoît Mandelbrot
The brain continues to surprise us with its magnificent complexity. Groundbreaking research that combines neuroscience with math tells us that our brain creates neural structures with up to 11 dimensions when it processes information. By «dimensions,» they mean abstract mathematical spaces, not other physical realms. Still, the researchers «found a world that we had never imagined,» said Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project, which made the discovery.
CAMBRIDGE, MA— Prof. Subir Sachdev, the Herchel Smith Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department of Physics at Harvard University and one of the top physicists in the area of quantum physics in the world, called on Indian scientists and academicians to speak up against any effort to stifle truth and science even if it puts funding of their institutions in potential jeopardy.
Imagine conseguir uma vaga na NASA, a concorrida agência espacial americana. Agora imagine que, uma vez lá dentro, tudo fica muito mais difícil, porque seu trabalho é enviar coisas que custam entre milhões e bilhões de dólares para o espaço.
Altair Designs represents a type of design that literally changes before your eyes. They are designs that conjure images and patterns in the mind’s-eye of a user making whatever is ‘seen’ unique. Altair designs, then, are not like other coloring books – there are no fixed images to color and they serve to stimulate the visual imagination. Figure Altair, drawing 3, shows an example where all sorts of image can be ‘seen’ including the elephant who is currently ‘standing in the dark!’
Imagine all your neurons’ connections forming a graph.
Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of our brains. What they’ve discovered is that the brain is full of multi-dimensional geometrical structures operating in as many as 11 dimensions.
When I read the following post, I was chagrined to see myself in it. Are you? Here’s why you need to change your tune. This was written by Petra Bonfert-Taylor, a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College and a 2016 Public Voices Fellow of the OpEd Project, a non-profit working to increase the range of public voices and ideas.
By Petra Bonfert-Taylor
“How was skiing?” I asked my 14-year old daughter as she hauled her boot bag into the car. “Well, the ratio of snow to ground was definitely low,” she replied, adding that she had tried to figure the ratio of snow-to-ground during practice but had received only mystified looks. “Stop the math!” demanded a coach. “You are confusing us!”