## The New MIT Museum

Some impressions from the new MIT museum. We had actually hoped to do the high-speed, multiple exposure imaging of water droplets and balloon popping to investigate fluid dynamics — something … Continue reading The New MIT Museum

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## The New MIT Museum

## Pretzel Mania 2022 🥨

## Infinite Cake Recipe

## Inside and Outside

## Our First Month in the US

## Simon Shares his Derivatives Tricks: Visualizing Calculus

## Babylonian Method vs. Newton’s Method of extracting square roots

## A quick experiment to prove that a catenary is not a parabola

## Simon’s remix of one of Nicky Case’s playable essays

## Surrounded by the equations that changed the world

## Simon on: Will we ever live in a pure mathematical world?

## Simon on collective intelligence

Some impressions from the new MIT museum. We had actually hoped to do the high-speed, multiple exposure imaging of water droplets and balloon popping to investigate fluid dynamics — something … Continue reading The New MIT Museum

We had so much fun at Simon’s first official cubing competition in Pennsylvania over the weekend! It was a treat in itself to finally attend an event where children are … Continue reading Pretzel Mania 2022 🥨

It was Simon’s birthday yesterday and we whipped together another geeky bake! This time, Simon based his geeky bake on the famous Missing Square Puzzle, involving two arrangements made of … Continue reading Infinite Cake Recipe

It has been a month since we moved into our more permanent home here in greater Boston. It’s a compromise between city life and suburban quiet, something in between. The … Continue reading Inside and Outside

It has been exactly a month since our first day in Boston. Our heads and my phone are about to burst from the sheer number of impressions and stimuli we … Continue reading Our First Month in the US

It never seizes to mesmerize me how Simon sees math. So many times has he solved math problems or proved theorems relying on visual, geometric illustrations instead of bluntly applying … Continue reading Simon Shares his Derivatives Tricks: Visualizing Calculus

Simon has proved that the two methods are exactly the same.

I sampled 9 points on this curve. The x coordinates have constant increments (equally spaced horizontal coordinates). I then measured the y coordinates — that’s what the numbers at the … Continue reading A quick experiment to prove that a catenary is not a parabola

If you’re interested in why #covid-19 tracing apps are important and the most privacy-friendly way to implement them, please read this interactive essay by Nicky Case and play with the colorful … Continue reading Simon’s remix of one of Nicky Case’s playable essays

At the main entrance to CERN there is an impressive smooth curve of a memorial to the world’s most important equations and scientific discoveries:

In reaction to Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus (the part about humans evolving to break out of the organic realm and possibly breaking out of planet Earth): When you cross the … Continue reading Simon on: Will we ever live in a pure mathematical world?

In reaction to Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus (the paragraph about the a-mortals anxious about dying in an accident): With individual intelligences, you can have the car that’s driving … Continue reading Simon on collective intelligence