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All kinds of mathematics, 1

There is far too much, and far too diverse, mathematics going on here for me to describe all or even most of it. Nine plenary lectures on the first day! The talks are being live streamed at https://videocast.fccn.pt/live/idprovider_uab/kinds_mathematics_remind, though the … Continue reading

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Mercator

Mercator (the Flemish cartographer Gerard de Kremer) produced his famous map projection in 1569. This is a method for mapping the curved surface of the earth on a plane map which is conformal (that is, angles are preserved, and hence … Continue reading

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