August Newsletter

Hello Everyone!

August has arrived, which means it's time to look forward to the beautiful Perseids, and the August Newsletter! :)
Smile and be happy, because this is the Happiness Happens Month.

New Features to be excited about

  • Chemistry Wikis were introduced last month! The Brilliant community has contributed amazingly to the new wikis: Concepts are explained lucidly with interesting explanations, illustrations and examples. The first steps have been taken, the journey has begun to make Brilliant one of the best resources for Chemistry.

  • One of the most demanded features has arrived: Instant Messaging is now possible using Slack Chat. You can chat with other Brilliant users, discuss ideas, collaborate wiki editing, ask for feedback, and much more. It has become so much easier to connect with the community. Join the Brilliant Lounge now!

Challenging Problems

Lots of cool challenging problems were shared in the last 4 weeks. We present to you a selection of those problems that were very popular and were liked by the community: Cryto-Division, Nothing changes, Second loneliest number, and Slightly inflated square. Try your hand at them and give your brain a nice workout.

Do you want to create challenging problems too? This note by Pi Han has great ideas that will get you started and motivate you to make your own problem!

While the following problems are not as difficult as the ones above, they are surely tricky and test your basic concepts: What are the chances of solving this problem?, Why is the sky blue, Modified pyramids 2, Polynomial Arithmetic, Optical illusion, and To infinity and beyond! 2. Think, and answer carefully!

New and Active Members

The growth of the Brilliant community is estimated to be exponential. We are thrilled to see members who work very hard to provide a better experience to the community. The following members have joined Brilliant recently and are making commendable efforts. We appreciate and applaud the efforts of Akshat Sharda, Garrett Clarke, Abhay Tiwari, Majed Musleh, Lakshya Sinha, Clive Chen, Robin Plantey, and Uttkarsh Kohli. We hope you will continue just as enthusiastically!

Popular posts

Don't miss out on reading these intriguing notes.

  • Recently, Brilliant has started featuring popular members who have been contributing greatly! Chew-Seong Cheong, Harsh Shrivastava and Abhishek Sinha were featured in July. Click on their names and get inspired!

  • Are you curious to know what is so special about the number 42? Check out Every integer is interesting! Part 1 and Part 2, where you can find an interesting property for all positive integers less than 301. Then head here and tell us which number you think is the most boring.

  • The great scientist Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam passed away on July 27. Read his eulogy written by Sandeep Bhardwaj

  • Pi Han Goh shares with us an interesting game theory problem involving risks and strategies. Which option would you choose to get the maximum points?

  • The next time anyone asks you your name, flummox them by presenting a gigantic equation instead!

Who To Follow

These members have been quite active recently, and are posting interesting problems in a wide range of topics. Click ‘Follow’ on their profiles to follow them and see their posts directly in your feed.

This marks the end of this edition of the newsletter. Stay tuned for the September Newsletter!


Note by Pranshu Gaba
5 years, 11 months ago

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I don't believe it. I'm in the "Who to follow" list in my first month at Brilliant! Thank you moderators. Thank you Brilliant. I'll surely post interesting problems, solutions, wikis and notes in the days to come :)

Satyajit Mohanty - 5 years, 11 months ago

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You deserved it more than anyone else. Congrats.

Satvik Choudhary - 5 years, 11 months ago

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See , I had already said before only that you are sure to hit the who to follow list. I am quite good at predicting :P :)

Nihar Mahajan - 5 years, 11 months ago

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Well I would like to thank @Tanishq Varshney @Adarsh Kumar @Harsh Shrivastava for resharing almost all of my problems and making them popular when I had 0 followers :D

Satyajit Mohanty - 5 years, 11 months ago

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@Satyajit Mohanty Your problems are awesome!! I can't resist re-sharing them .

Harsh Shrivastava - 5 years, 11 months ago

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I Failed to come this time, but next time I will !

Anish Harsha - 5 years, 11 months ago

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Can u give the link to Brilliant Chat lounge?

Harry Jones - 4 years ago

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Brilliant Lounge is dead right? 😔

Adhiraj Dutta - 1 year, 3 months ago

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