Meet a Math Teacher Who Is Also a Male Model

A PhD in engineering that loves to train his body. He teaches math and in math, theories are disapproved with counterexamples. So I think it’s safe to say that he is the counterexample to the myth that an exercised body means less intelligence!

TIME

What would you do if you realized your math teacher was actually a super successful – and super attractive – male model? Because that’s exactly what happened to University College London student Arief Azli, who (like any college kid) then shared his discovery on Facebook.

“That moment when you realized your maths lecturer is one of the top designer model,” Azli wrote in a post comparing two photos of his teacher, Pietro Boselli: One of Boselli at the whiteboard, papers in the hand; the other of him … not wearing very much at all.

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“#OnlyatUCL,” Azli hashtagged it, adding: “#Bromance.”

Other students reportedly followed suit, sharing more photos of Boselli in the classroom.

According to his LinkedIn account, Boselli worked as a teaching assistant and then lecturer at UCL until June 2014. As for his modeling work, he’s represented by Models1.

His Instagram says he has a…

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The True Story of The Imitation Game

I hadn’t the opportunity to see this film yet. But it seems quite interesting. When it arrives to the cinema I will see it… Meanwhile, here is an article unfolding the truth behind the film. 🙂

Trailer:

Big Think interview about Alan Turing:

TIME

Though The Imitation Game was largely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma, much of Alan Turing’s life is shrouded in mystery. Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the film, is credited as the father of computer science. He cracked codes produced by the German military’s seemingly unbreakable Enigma machine during World War II using math, engineering and still-to-be-invented computer science. But most of the documents tracing his work for the British government have been destroyed and little is known about Turing’s personal life.

Here’s what is likely truth and what is embellishment in The Imitation Game based on Alan Turing: The Enigma and the Turing Exhibition at London’s Science Museum.

Alan Turing’s first love, Christopher, died at a young age

Ruling: Fact

Christopher, an older student at Sherborne School in Dorset, was also interested in math. Turing harbored feelings toward Christopher, though Turing believed his love was…

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The Simpsons and Fermat’s Last Theorem

Today I woke up and I saw a facebook post with a video regarding the math underlying the popular animated series “The Simpsons”. I realized I had never notice that subtle numbers that usually are on the background. What is funny about them is that they have a mathematical purpose i.e. they are not random numbers. They are, indeed, numbers chosen by their rare characteristics. [1] So here is the video…

The video was made by the London Science Museum and you can check their site, it seems very interesting. [2]

Returning to “The Simpsons”, I felt I hadn’t understood it well so I searched and I found out this explanatory video.

Now I finally had understood, but I believe that many if us never heard about the Fermat’s last theorem so I decided to put here another video.

I will let interesting references, try to watch them. [3] I hope you learnt something new because I learnt that even an animated series can make fun of math… 😀


References and further reading.

[1] – (audiovisual reference) Simon Singh, “The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets” | Talks at Google

[2] – The mathematical secrets of The Simpsons and Futurama – London Science Museum

[3] – (audiovisual reference) BBC Horizon – Fermat’s Last Theorem

How can you measure Earth’s circumference with the sun? Eratosthenes answers…

First things first, let’s know who was Eratosthenes, then we will proceed for the answer to this task.

Eratosthenes of Cyrene was a Greek mathematician, geographer and astronomer (he yearned to understand the complexities of the entire world so he was devoted to many areas).[1] He lived between 276 BC – 194 BC and during that time he changed the way we view the world. He created geography and made some progress in science especially mathematics (he created a tool for discovering prime numbers).[2] He is now known for being the first person to measure the Earth’s circumference. [3]

If you didn’t understand it completely, here is better explained. (Any doubt or suggestion be sure to leave it in the comment section)

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References and further reading.

[1] – Eratosthenes – Wikipedia

[2] – Eratosthenes – The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

[3] – Eratosthenes – Encyclopaedia Britannica

[4] – (Project for school students) http://www.bibalex.org/psc/en/GetInvolved/Eratosthenes.aspx