Physics of Ponytails

Prof. Raymond Goldstein of Cambridge University has ‘unlocked’ the complex curvature of ponytails.  Goldstein, a professor of complex systems has published his results in this week’s Physical Review Letter.  Entitled Shape of a Ponytail and the Statistical Physics of Hair … Continue reading

Ramanujan @125

The Hindu has a special section on 125th anniversary of Indian math genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan.  This excellent collection has articles on ancient numbers in India, overview of combiantorics in ancient and medieval India, Understanding Ancient Indian Mathematics, Ramanujan Timeline, etc. … Continue reading

Covering Kafka

Random House has released a new set of paperbacks for Franz Kafka’s great works.  They have some great cover designs by  Peter Mendelsund.   Mendelsund employs brilliant colour schemes and a font designed out of Kakfa’s own handwriting.  Finnish graphic … Continue reading