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Sacred Geometry

In Mathematics by Brian Koberlein

Euclid started us down the path of geometry, which led us to the understanding that geometry is the key to the Universe.

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Turing the Universe

In Mathematics by Brian Koberlein

My research area is computational astrophysics. This means I use computers to analyze astronomical data or model astrophysical systems. Most of my work is done through an application known as Mathematica, which is a powerful computational program. Like any application, Mathematica has advantages and disadvantages, but it has one property that is absolutely essential: it is Turing complete.

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Cosmic Pi

In Mathematics by Brian Koberlein

Today is March 14, which many celebrate as Pi Day since the month and day mark 3.14, which is approximately pi.It is also Albert Einstein’s birthday, so it seems fitting to ask whether π can exist in a universe as Einstein described it. Just for fun, I’m going to outline why the answer is no.