Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel

I’ve wanted to write a post about Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel paradox for quite a while now. But thanks to the amazing Ben Vitale, I don’t have to do that! I found this video on his blog. I honestly think there is no way I could have explained it any better. Also, here is a video about … Continue reading

Why Do People Fight?

We, the humans, are all the same. We belong to the same species – Homo sapiens. And tomorrow if some aliens from Planet X decide to invade Planet Earth, I am almost certain that a good portion of the 7 Billion (approximately) population of this Earth will be together on the same side. Then why … Continue reading

Newcomb’s Paradox

Let’s say that Yoda comes to visit you one day. He presents you with 2 closed boxes labelled “Box 1” and “Box 2”. Yoda tells you that Box 1 contains $1000. Box 2 either contains useless droid parts or a lightsaber that belongs to Luke Skywalker worth millions of dollars. You have 2 choices: Take … Continue reading

The Most Beautiful Equation!

Isn’t this the prettiest thing you have ever seen?  I think it is! It unites the 5 most important symbols of Mathematics and it just look so cool! It is called the Euler’s Identity or Euler’s Equation, named for the Swiss-German mathematician Leonhard Euler. Its beauty lies in the the simplicity and the depth. You … Continue reading