New mathematical ideas with Corrin Clarkson

Prof. Dr. Corrin Clarkson Once at New York University and now University of Indiana
• ArXiv: Three-manifold mutations (PDF) (2013)
Homepage(s): Testimony, Twitter
• Pi: Dimensional analysis, scale invariance, functional dependencies

First email: 29 November 2022 @ 11:57 AM Updated: 20 March 2023

RE: CORE-UA 110 Great Ideas in Mathematics Clarkson.pdf

“Two main goals: (1) to learn about new kinds of mathematical ideas that most of us had not seen before and (2) to gain a new appreciation for mathematics.”

Dear Prof. Dr. Corrin Clarkson:

From one of my many searches, I ended up on your page referenced above. I was charmed with the notion that we all should expect to learn new  mathematical ideas. In our walk into new mathematical lands, we found no less than 30 new ideas for us over a period of several years. And, as we went along our way, we discovered those ideas were also new for most others:

It all started with the tetrahedron:

Then the octahedrons with it:

Then came base-2 from the Planck Time to the current time in 202 notations: and most recently this peculiar object: Over the years we have also redefined pi.

Are we crazy about math? Yes. Are we also just crazy. Probably. That is why I write to experts like you to try to keep us on the straight and narrow as we learn and discover!

Thank you.