As math educators, we often wish out loud that our students were more excited about mathematics. I finally came across a video that indicates what such a world might be like:

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18 November, 2021 at 3:18 pm

Daniel GoldstonThat graph looks more like y= cos( Pi x)

18 November, 2021 at 3:40 pm

SavithaFunny!!!!

18 November, 2021 at 3:49 pm

ThiKuSeems to be in Korea.

18 November, 2021 at 5:26 pm

HhanYeah it’s Korean event and held in a famous club Octagon.

18 November, 2021 at 4:13 pm

David RobertsThere is an extended version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRFTmJkfeks

18 November, 2021 at 4:23 pm

AnonymousThey desperately need to convert to polar coordinates.

18 November, 2021 at 4:32 pm

Sang-il OumFunny! Another reason to visit Korea again? ;-)

After some search, I found a longer version:

18 November, 2021 at 5:02 pm

AnonymousHaha, I like it. Thanks Terry :)

18 November, 2021 at 5:12 pm

Maverick S H OhHello! Thank you for your interest!

This happened at the Club Octagon, South Korea, Dec 22, 2021. It was supported and run by KOFAC (government science foundation) and science communicators in the organization. I was one of the science communicators and I contributed on making the background video. We had many other performances/activities too but this video went viral the most 😄

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again!

18 November, 2021 at 5:39 pm

Tony HuynhI assume you mean Dec 22, 2018? Or is this a clip from the future?

18 November, 2021 at 5:55 pm

Maverick S. H. OhAh yeah thanks! It was 2018. I made a critical typo XD… Idk if I can edit my comment. Thanks :)

18 November, 2021 at 8:50 pm

Anonymouscan you supply another website which I can open from the mainland of PRC，thanks~

19 November, 2021 at 10:34 am

Maverick Sang-Hyun OhI do not know of the Chinese restrictions and availability. I guess VPN would help?

22 November, 2021 at 12:38 am

Anonymousyes，I think it will be helpful～

19 November, 2021 at 7:14 am

Emmanuel XagorarakisSpeaking about math excitement, would you consider am academic publication; the by number theory algorithm of human immortality?

https://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~zeilberg/

In the the Links option,

“another masterpiece by Emmanuel Xagorarakis”

http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~zeilberg/akherim/Xagorarakis19.doc

Thanks,

Emmanuel Xagorarakis

20 November, 2021 at 3:20 pm

Emmanuel XagorarakisPlease read the academically published paper before you give a downvote. Thanks!

21 November, 2021 at 9:53 am

Emmanuel XagorarakisHere it is in pdf.

“The Singularity Algorithm of Human Vs Computer and the Binary Code for the Quantum Computer”

From the proud Greece,

E. Xagorarakis

22 November, 2021 at 4:38 pm

Emmanuel XagorarakisI really don’t think I have many downvotes since I’m the outcast here. Immortality and the algorithm of it; go figure…

25 November, 2021 at 10:18 am

Emmanuel XagorarakisI somehow enjoy getting downvotes here. Thanks!

19 November, 2021 at 10:01 am

Paul JungI’m glad that the Gaussian distribution made the cut. It’s apparently as important as cos(x) and more important than sin(x). By the way, that part in korean in the middle was saying quadrant 1,2,3,4…

19 November, 2021 at 10:52 am

AnonymousStupid. A bunch of jerks jumping up and down. It is not music, it is not math.

19 November, 2021 at 12:54 pm

AnonymousSomeone is sad and jealous

19 November, 2021 at 11:14 am

AnonymousI hope that this post is meant to be only a joke.

20 November, 2021 at 3:23 pm

TriviaVery mature

21 November, 2021 at 12:33 pm

AnonymousExitement = maturity

22 November, 2021 at 6:36 pm

EdgawlietThis is an outstanding move from professor Terence Tao. But for me personally, it cannot beat this:

22 November, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Aditya Guha RoyThere is also a music band by the name “Axiom of Choice”. Although I did not hear many songs by them but the ones’ I heard I could not relate to the axiom of choice or anything related to axiomatic set theory, but I think there should be some connection or some musician was just too excited by the axiom of choice and started a music band by this name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axiom_of_Choice_(band)

23 November, 2021 at 11:29 pm

domotorpNot sure where to post this, but apprently google stole your tab name:

chrome://whats-new/

25 November, 2021 at 11:23 am

Emmanuel XagorarakisWould you consider a free ebook of mine, on the Foundations of Mathematics:

http://www.saitabooks.eu/2015/01/ebook.134.html?m=1

It is ground-braking.

26 November, 2021 at 9:55 am

AnonymousWhich kind of excitement is really needed to study mathematics?

27 November, 2021 at 12:01 am

lincuiHey, Terence. Being a mathematics professor at UCLA is so lucrative.

I dream of having as much knowledge as you do, then I will have plenty of money.

I grew up in a destitute family which even cannot provided me enough food in my childhood.

How I wish I could understand advanced mathematics as you do…

Knowledge is money…

27 November, 2021 at 12:12 am

lincuiHey, Terence. How can I understand as much of mathematics as you do?

My parents’ yearly income totally is less than 15,000 dollars.

If I can become a mathematics professor at Yale University, I will earn at least 150,000 dollars per year.

Which is ten times as much as my parents’ total income…

I cannot wait having a Ph.D degree in mathematics and to get income from mathematics knowledge…

27 November, 2021 at 10:03 am

Anonymouskeep dreaming!

27 November, 2021 at 12:36 am

CUILINTerence, I have an old friend who was born in 1953 and who has a Ph.D degree in philosophy from Harvard. I dream of having a Ph.D degree from schools like Harvard as well. But not in humanities, I want to have a Ph.D degree in mathematics…

27 November, 2021 at 5:22 am

CUI LINHey, Terence. My life ambition is to be 3 times more intelligent and more knowledgable than you. I will give up all my life enjoyments and pleasures in order to realize this dream and ambition…

27 November, 2021 at 10:07 am

AnonymousYou will never pass Terry, even if you are a cat with nice lives. Intelligence and knowledge can’t be quantified.