As part of Black History Month, Dr Nira Chamberlain has produced a presentation which celebrates black mathematicians from history.
If people miss out on maths at school or had a bad experience the first time round, discovering maths later in life can be really important in achieving your potential. Read more!
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Maria Bruna is the first mathematician to win a L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland for Women in Science Fellowship. She is a Junior Research Fellow an Affiliate Researcher.
If you’ve ever asked what the largest number is during a maths lesson it is quite likely that some bright spark piped up with an answer along the lines of: “That’s easy! It’s infinity of course!” The only problem with infinity is that it isn’t a number as such, as demonstrated by the conversation below […]
How mathematics is used to compare the performances of Paralympic athletes who experience differing levels of impairment.
Explore a variety of different careers that use mathematics via these career advice videos from icould.com Matt discusses his role as a consultant at the Met Office: Sarah talks about her role in finance management for the Arcadia Group: Chris discusses construction management at Balfour Beatty: Nicola on her role designing satellites […]
“Most employers agree that they would rather employ a graduate with a 2:1 and evidence of work readiness than a graduate with a first class degree and no work experience at all.” The good news is that a maths degree will give you a head start when applying for jobs, and that you will be […]
Try a new way of learning about everyday maths – it’s free Citizen Maths is a free online maths course. It helps you learn maths in a new way. Instead of abstract routines, the course uses practical problems to help you grasp some “powerful ideas” in maths. You can then apply these in work and […]
What on earth do cakes, custard and category theory have in common apart from alliteration? Described as the only female category theorist in South Yorkshire, Cheng has written this quirky book to show that “mathematics is there to make difficult things easy”
A series of videos produced by www.wideangles.tv as part of the Curriculum Impact project based in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London.
You might not think that finding your true love and mathematics have much in common, however increasingly you would be wrong. Just like the fact that more people are shopping online every year, more people are also dating online. The online dating industry is worth an estimated £300 million each year in the UK and […]
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 […]
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 […]