An amazing visit to the Red Star Line Museum this weekend! It’s a museum telling the moving story of the exodus from Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Red Star Line was a private passenger liner company that brought over 2 million Europeans to America. Simon enjoyed following the story of a 9 year old girl Basia Cohen who fled the violence and hunger in Ukraine in 1919 (well, maybe it was not the story that actually triggered his interest but the exciting quest involving looking for a suitcase in every hall of the museum and completing the tasks hidden inside the suitcase).
We are very grateful to brother Robert and his awesome colleagues from the Urania observatory for tonight’s adventure. We saw Jupiter and its four main moons, Saturn and Venus. And refreshed the most visible summer stars in our memory.
Simon had a blast at #MathsJam Antwerp last night, very proud of his proof for one of the problems (in which he applied an Euler formula), enthusiastic to share his notes with the other participants.
Inspired by a Numberphile video. It was Simon’s idea to record this on the go, it’s fun to watch him talk about math while making his way through the vibrant city center. I guess this video makes a good tribute to Antwerp that has given Simon the freedom to pursue his passion.