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Join an edit-a-thon to improve the presence of female mathematicians

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:08:09 +0000

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Join a mass edit of the Wikiquote maths page to improve the presence of women.

Our fellow maths journal Aperiodical is coordinating a distributed Wiki Edit Day on Saturday 12th May (the birthday of mathematician Florence Nightingale).

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Schools maths competition

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:12:43 +0000

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Write an article, make a movie, or create a multi-media presentation to explore the world of maths and win prizes!

From computer games to smart phones, and from the weather forecast to our solar system — mathematics is essential in describing and understanding the world around us. Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without mathematics?

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Our solar system is described by maths. Image: NASA.

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Happy International Women's Day!

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:06:33 +0000

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We celebrate with some of our favourite articles and interviews with female mathematicians and physicists from the last year.

To celebrate International Women's Day we bring you some of our favourite articles and interviews from the last year that have been written by, about, or with major input from, female mathematicians and physicists. It's been an eventful year no matter how you measure it: from quantum physics to gravitational waves!

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David Spiegelhalter's favourite people of science

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:17:09 +0000

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David Spiegelhalter, one of our favourite experts on statistics, recently joined David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors on the Royal Society's People of Science series. You can watch the video here.

David Spiegelhalter, one of our favourite experts on statistics, recently joined David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors on the Royal Society's People of Science series. In the series Brian Cox discovers the scientific inspirations of Royal Society Fellows.

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David Spiegelhalter, one of our favourite experts on statistics, recently joined David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors on the Royal Society's People of Science series. You can watch the video here.

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Celebrating Black Mathematician Month!

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:25:59 +0000

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Promoting black mathematicians, and talking about building a more representative mathematical community.

This October marks the 30th Black History Month in the UK. The maths magazine Chalkdust, has declared October as Black Mathematician Month. Throughout the month they are promoting the work of black mathematicians and talking about building a more representative mathematical community.

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Building a more representative mathematical community

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Kenneth Arrow has died

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:21:44 +0000

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The Nobel Prize winning economist showed that no voting system is perfect.

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Kenneth Arrow 1921 - 2017. Image: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service, CC BY 3.0.

The Nobel Prize winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow died on Tuesday at his home in California. He was 95.

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The Nobel Prize winning economist showed that no voting system is perfect.

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Schools maths competition!

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:55:42 +0000

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Write an article, make a movie, or do a multi-media presentation to explore the world of maths and win prizes! Competition is open to 11 to 19 year-olds.

Where would the world be without mathematics?

From computer games to smart phones, and from the weather forecast to our solar system — mathematics is essential in describing and understanding the world around us. Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without mathematics?

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Write an article, make a movie, or do a multi-media presentation to explore the world of maths and win prizes! Competition is open to 11 to 19 year-olds.

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Happy birthday Ramanujan!

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:24:08 +0000

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The self-taught genius would have turned 129 in December.

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Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887 - 1920).

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The self-taught genius would have turned 129 in December.

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Maths and the making of the world

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:20:41 +0000

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A series of free public lectures in London explores the relevance of maths to all our lives.

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Chris Budd.

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A series of free public lectures in London explores the relevance of maths to all our lives.

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Mmmm... MathsJam!

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:24:44 +0000

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Good news! Not long to wait till the Annual MathsJam!

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Mmmmm... MathsJammmm... (Image PatríciaRCC BY-SA 3.0)

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Good news! Not long to wait till the Annual MathsJam!

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