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  • Motorway mathematics

    Motorway mathematics

    You may have encountered what are known as ‘phantom traffic jams’ when driving along the motorway. This is when a traffic jam appears out of nowhere, before mysteriously disappearing again, without any sign of an accident or obvious cause of the jam.   Phantom traffic jams are extremely frustrating and lots of mathematical research has been […]

  • Career profiles

    Career profiles

    Take a look at how graduates actually use maths in their careers and the massive variety of different areas which they work in. With over 80 profiles of real people to look at, we hope you will see that studying maths opens up a huge range of interesting and rewarding careers.

  • Where do maths graduates actually work?

    Where do maths graduates actually work?

    The latest research If you are considering taking a mathematics related degree, then make sure you read this article as it will help you understand your excellent potential job prospects once you graduate. A new report published in 2015 by the Council for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) about the graduate destinations of mathematical sciences graduates has […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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