You may not have heard about many famous black mathematicians from history. This is because until relatively recently it wasn’t easy for anyone who is black to go to university or have a career in science or mathematics. Despite facing many challenges, there have nevertheless been lots of black heroes of mathematics who have managed […]
You are probably already thinking about your career choices after you leave university. This is exciting but can also be nerve-wracking, unless you’re one of the few who have planned their career even before arriving at university. Read more!
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The Fields Medal is often described as the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize, as it is seen as the most prestigious prize which a mathematician can receive. Up to four Fields Medals are awarded every four years at a special congress, and unlike the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal can only be won by […]
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A list of Universities currently offering mathematics as an undergraduate subject.
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 […]
By Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham It might seem strange, but UPS delivery vans don’t always take the shortest route between stops. The company gives each driver a specific route to follow and that includes a policy that drivers should never turn through oncoming traffic (that’s left in countries where they drive on the right […]
When detectives arrive at the scene of a murder they are presented with lots of evidence, ranging from tiny unseen hairs or particles which could provide DNA, to bigger more noticeable clues such as potential murder weapons. Some of the most gruesome and obvious clues are usually bloodstains, and, by using mathematical analysis, these bloodstains […]
Have you ever wondered how online retailers seem to know what you want, even when you only type in a few words into the search box? Shops like Tesco aren’t using clever mind reading tricks to know what you want to buy – in fact they are using what are known as Search Algorithms, which […]
Studying means continual exposure to new ideas, deadlines and financial pressures, and these can increase your stress levels. Many students cope well, but all will get fed up at some stage during their studies. The key to maintaining your momentum is to balance studies with other activities: Sport has obvious health benefits but can also […]
As part of Black History Month, Dr Nira Chamberlain has produced a presentation which celebrates black mathematicians from history.
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 […]