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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
How mathematics is used to compare the performances of Paralympic athletes who experience differing levels of impairment.
“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 […]
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.
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 Rolls-Royce Science Prize is an annual awards programme that helps teachers implement science teaching ideas in their schools and colleges. The prize is open to any school or college in the UK and is a two year programme which operates as follows: Year One Up to 60 entries are awarded £1,000 Special Merit Award and requested to […]
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 […]