# Writings for Public Media

## FAQ about learning mathematics

Some tentative answers to questions from parents and teachers (December, 2020).

## Column for Hankyeoreh Newspaper

Age and the reckoning of time (12 January, 2023)

News in the age of the fourth industrial revolution (14 December, 2022)

Mathematics as world heritage (16 November, 2022)

Fundamentalism and pragmatism in science (20 October, 2022)

The death of the Queen and the value of memory (22 September, 2022)

University admissions and social inequality (25 August, 2022)

Why there were no Roman mathematicians (28 July, 2022)

Memories of good books (30 June, 2022)

Are science and religion in conflict? (2 June, 2022)

Is an open world possible? (5 May, 2022)

What is a European? (7 April, 2022)

The Ukrainian mathematical tradition (10 March, 2022)

The Korean mathematical community in the world (10 Febuary, 2022)

Cultural roots of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (13 January, 2022)

Creativity and productivity (16 Decmber, 2021)

The source of mathematical understanding (18 November, 2021)

A Korean Nobel laureate (21 October, 2021)

Edinburgh, the city of Maxwell (23 September, 2021)

Emigration of a medieval scholar (26 August, 2021)

Platonic education and mathematics (29 July, 2021)

Realistic discourse on university rankings (1 July, 2021)

What is race? (3 June, 2021)

Politics, Science, and Sputnik (6 May, 2021)

English for mathematics (8 April, 2021)

In praise of errors (11 March, 2021)

The chickenpox vaccine and Spanish orphans (11, February, 2021)

Is Mathematical ability innate? (14 January, 2021)

Mathematics with a human face (17 December, 2020).

Humans, education, and artifical intelligence, (18 November, 2020).

Nobel prize in physics for singular mathematician, (21 October, 2020).

Atomism and Germ Theory, (16 September 2020).

Descartes, the first modern meteorologist, (19 August, 2020).

Century of Crisis, Century of Innovation, (22 July 2020).

## Selection from 'Professor Kim's Mathematical Promenade' in Children's Mathematical Donga Magazine

## Essays

Michael Atiyah and the Mediterranean, London Mathematical Society Newsletter, Issue 481, p. 43, March, 2019 (link).

IUTT Workshop, Oxford, December, 2015, (link).

Geometry, Light, Probability, and Numbers: The Mathematical World of Pierre de Fermat Horizons of Knowledge,2015 (link requiring login).

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in Seoul, 2012 (link).

Mathematical Journeys, contribution to Korean edition of `Les Dechiffreurs', 2011 (link).

On number and space, lecture in memory of Yunsan Lee Won-Guk, 2010 (link).

Mathematical Vistas, 2007 (link).

Material, Structure, and Music, 2013. The KAOS foundation sponsored a talk concert featuring lectures and a conversation between the composer Unsuk Chin, Hyungju Park, and me. This is the text of my lecture.

## Miscellaneous Articles

Worthwhile mathematics is difficult for everyone Korean Economics News (October, 2019).

Overcoming the Fear of Mathematics Donga Daily (September, 2019).

Secret Link Uncovered Between Mathematics and Physics Quanta Magazine (December, 2017).

Looking for the Romance of Mathematics in the Music of Chopin Chosun Daily (January, 2016).

The Country where Children Give Up on Mathematics Hankyeoreh newapaper (April, 2015).

Why the ICM is not the Mathematical Olympics Chosun Daily (August, 2014).