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  • Vampire Numbers

    Vampire Numbers

    Meet the numbers that put the count in Count Dracula: vampire numbers. The term was coined in 1994 by US computer scientist Clifford A. Pickover to describe numbers that are “subtly hidden” from our view, just as vampires walk amongst mere mortals in science fiction novels. Here is the recipe for rustling up a vampire […]

  • The Secrecy Scare

    The Secrecy Scare

    We are always being told to keep our data safe, so why would anybody want to ban encryption? One of the most important applications of mathematics in the last 100 years has undoubtedly been work related to encryption and code breaking. At the end of the Second World War Alan Turing’s team at Bletchley Park […]

  • Who employs mathematicians?

    Who employs mathematicians?

    Maths graduates may not always be aware of the various employment opportunities available to them. Below we offer a list of employer websites divided into several categories. This list is just a sample of the organisations who employ graduates with mathematical skills. There are many more. Accountancy | Aerospace & Defence | Automotive | Biosciences […]

  • Five famous female Mathematicians

    Five famous female Mathematicians

    You may not have heard about many famous female mathematicians. This is because until relatively recently it wasn't easy for women to go to university, let alone have a career in science or mathematics. Despite this, there have been women throughout history who have made great discoveries and many more making great discoveries today. Hypatia […]

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