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Carnival of Mathematics #101: Prime Numbered Special Edition

Carnival of Mathematics LogoWelcome to the 101st edition of the Carnival of Mathematics. The Aperiodical took over running the Carnival when it launched in April 2012, at Carnival 85. Although it’s conventional to celebrate round number anniversaries (and even though I’m left-handed), we decided for a combination of reasons not to make a big deal out of Carnival 100 – instead inviting maths author Richard Elwes to host it on his blog – and instead to make the more exciting number 101 into our big celebration of how long the Carnival’s been running.

Manchester MathsJam recap, July 2013

This month we had a lovely MathsJam, with plenty of old and new faces and a disturbing quantity of activity related to black and white counters. I’d brought a big pile of them and some stuff to do with them, and we got cracking.

Puzzlebomb – August 2013

puzzlebomb_squarePuzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 20 of Puzzlebomb, for August 2013, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 20 – August 2013

The solutions to Issue 20 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 20 – August 2013 – Solutions

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.

Maths at the Fringe

Starting next week, the historic city of Edinburgh will be taken over by entertainers of all types, performing comedy, dance, theatre and music, entertaining visitors to their massive world-famous festival fringe. Since discerning mathematicians sometimes also enjoy being entertained, I thought I’d write a roundup of the shows maths has non-empty intersection with.

First up, since we haven’t mentioned him in a while, it’s Alan Turing! No, his reanimated corpse isn’t performing edgy stand-up, but theatre company Idle Motion is performing a visual theatre piece entitled That Is All You Need To Know, celebrating the work of Bletchley Park codebreakers. Alan Turing Alan Turing Alan Turing.

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Puzzlebomb – July 2013

puzzlebomb_squarePuzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 19 of Puzzlebomb, for July 2013, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 19 – July 2013

The solutions to Issue 19 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 19 – July 2013 – Solutions

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.

Carnival of Mathematics 100

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of June, and compiled by author Richard Elwes, is now online at Simple City.

The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.

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