Medium is a great story telling platform but it falls short for publishing any serious science and math related articles. The big issue with this type of content on Medium is that it relies on math which can’t be easily rendered on Medium. Most writing platforms struggle with math because … Read the rest

# Tag Archives: Mathematics

## Mind blown: the fast growing hierarchy for laymen — aka enormous numbers

WARNING — I’m not a mathematician so I probably made a bunch of errors. Please leave corrections in the comments. The Universe A few years ago I stumbled upon an article by famed computer scientist and quantum physics expert Scott Aaronson titled “Who can name the bigger number?” The article … Read the rest

## TREE(3) is a big number, I mean really big.

Mind sufficiently blown. I like really big numbers. When I say “really big” I don’t mean numbers like a million or a billion, I mean numbers like Graham’s number which is so big that if you were try to store every digit in your brain it would sooner turn into … Read the rest

## The smartest man in the world

His name is Grigori Perelman and he is a 46 year old Russian fellow who lives with his mother in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a mathematician who solved the Poincare Conjecture, one of the most important and challenging problems in modern math. The problem, posed in the early 1900's … Read the rest