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Mathematics graduates are extremely sought after by employers. They have highly developed numerical and logical thinking skills, as well as the ability to analyse difficult problems. What type of career can a mathematics degree lead you to?
Euler’s Number, written as e, is probably the second most famous mathematical constant after Pi. But what is Euler’s Number, and how do we calculate it?
Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge The Wall of Death has been the most enigmatic dare-devil motorbike stunt for more than 100 years. Motorcyclists ride around the inside of a vertical wall, rather like a huge barrel, at speeds of around 30mph. Most Wall of Death “drums” are about 32 feet (10 metres) in diameter. There […]
Maths is used in a variety of ways in the finance sector and around 20% of maths graduates enter this field. Find out more about finance career options.
Imagine you are trying to stack up oranges in the most efficient way possible – this means being able to pack the oranges together as densely as possible.
Choosing what to study at university can be hard. Lots of students choose to study joint degrees, where they study more than one subject.
The American rock band OK Go are best known for their unusual music videos, often shot in one continuous take. The video of their single Here it Goes Again became a YouTube hit, featuring the band doing a choreographed dance on treadmills, and reaching over 50 million views before it was reposted.
Mathematicians love to give everything a name. How many of the following unusual maths words have you heard of before?
It takes around four months to produce a new vaccine, meaning that when pandemic strikes, vaccines won’t be the first line of defence. Instead researchers rely on mathematical models which predict how a disease might spread.
If you are not interested in the subject itself, don’t do postgraduate research! If you are, then do it – you need have no other reason. Much of what needs to be said about coping as a postgraduate is common to that for MSc and undergraduate students, especially for the project work that is required. […]