The Aperiodical is a meeting-place for people who already know they like maths and would like to know more.
It was begun by Katie Steckles, Christian Perfect and Peter Rowlett as a shared blogging outlet and grew out of our desire to have a place on the web where we could keep up to date with what’s going on elsewhere, and to share the mathematical things we do.
Some basic principles:
- Content is aimed at the mathematically literate. This doesn’t mean knowledge of advanced mathematics is required, but we aren’t going to rewrite articles to avoid mentioning mathematical terms and we won’t go too far out of our way to explain things which are easily googled. We know that nobody is expert in all aspects of mathematics but we aren’t going to be afraid to mention stuff that doesn’t come up until university.
- We’re not keen on unhelpful attention-grabbing headlines: if the press release says “Alex the Parrot Was A Mathematical Genius” when the story is “Alex the parrot could count to eight”, we’ll use the latter.
- That said, this is just a place to enjoy maths. Let’s not be grumps.
About the Editors
- Peter Rowlett - Mathematician Errant, podcaster, and usually the most bearded member of the team.
- Katie Steckles - Maths Communicator, hair dye fan, and the most qualified member of the team (for now).
- Christian Perfect - Group theorist, computery type, koala fan, and the tallest member of the team.