Untraining your bias

Did you know? Women are underrepresented in mathematics and science oriented faculties in Israel. In fact, to say “women are underrepresented” is a HUGE underrepresentation of how few women there are. For example, in the Technion’s mathematics faculty, you can count the number of female members on three fingers, but the total faculty member count … More Untraining your bias

1/e do not lie

Arguably the tastiest cookie sold in the market today is the famous “37% chocolate chips cookie”, also dubbed the “1/e cookie” by fellow mathematicians and other geeks (as to why that is – in a future post, maybe). Its awesome power comes from a powerful combination of cookie dough and chocolate. Lots of chocolate, actually … More 1/e do not lie

A Year Goes By

Taking a solid look at the Gregorian calendar, which the western world has, mainly out of historical reasons, opted to use, it does not take a brilliant man to spot some shortcomings. Its months are ill arranged, and “September”, “October”, “November”, “December”, which literally mean 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, are actually numbered 9th, 10th, 11th, … More A Year Goes By