I’m going to be out of town Thursday and Friday this week so I’m setting up two posts ahead of time.
Continuing with my theme of kids learning things outside of school here is a story about a 10 year old named Linus Hovmöller Zou. Together with his father he first started doing Sudoku puzzles then, as he put it:
Approximants are related to quasicrystals, which are ordered atomic structures but with symmetries that were believed to be impossible – for example, 5-fold symmetry. The approximants we studied have 5-fold and 10-fold symmetry.
The result was Linus’s name on the paper he wrote with his father, published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A this month.
That is pretty cool!
What will standardized schooling do when their standard students aren’t standard anymore?