A blog about maths things which interest me.
Sunday, 8 July 2018
The Big Internet MathOff
The Big Internet MathOff is now taking place. Sixteen mathematicians are competing in a knock-out tournament to present the most interesti...
Sunday, 20 May 2018
I was lucky enough to attend a meeting organised by the British Society for the History of Mathematics on "The History of Cryptography...
Sunday, 28 January 2018
London buses, and the use of the mean as an estimate
A couple of weeks ago, I got onto my morning bus, climbed the stairs, holding on as the bus lurched forward, and sat down, to hear for the f...
Sunday, 19 November 2017
Here is my overdue post on last weekend's MathsJam gathering. MathsJam is always a wonderfully exciting and enjoyable weekend, and this...
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Looking forward to MathsJam
With only three days to go till the MathsJam Gathering - the best weekend of the year, I've been thinking of some of my favourite Maths...
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Black Mathematician Month
One of the best things to have happened for mathematics in the UK recently is the arrival of Chalkdust magazine - an exciting, witty magazi...
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Two weeks ago, on Saturday 30 September, two big names in mathematics died. Vladimir Voevodsky, who was only 51, made huge contributions to...
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