This guest post by Lê Nguyên Hoang first appeared here on White Group Mathematics, 30 December 2012.
"More than facing mathematical or real world problems, today's greatest challenge of mathematics is to attract more and more minds to understand, use and improve modern mathematics. I'm not only talking about getting the greatest mind to prove theorems rather than winning money in stock markets. I'm also and mainly talking about getting the general public to support and apply the greatest ideas modern mathematics is providing. This post explains my solution to this great challenge."
Shortly after Barack Obama’s reelection, Henry Reich uploaded a MinutePhysics video on high school physics.
What did the video say?
Now, it’s even worse for computer science. But let’s stick to mathematics here. But mathematics is more abstract, and thus more intemporal, right?
Yes! Now, there are other very good reasons for popularizing, but I won’t go into them here to keep this message clear. You can find them on this page.