The 66th Carnival of Mathematics has been posted at Wild About Math! I have agreed to host the 67th Carnival, so this is a call for submissions. What is a maths blog carnival? There is a good introduction by Mike Croucher over at Walking Randomly’s What is a Maths Carnival? including: At the most basic… Read more »

# 200 posts later, who is Peter Rowlett?

At 100 posts I paused for a summary of what has changed. This seems to be a reasonable idea, so I’m doing it again in this, the 200th post. I am still working for the University of Nottingham‘s School of Mathematical Sciences, where my job title is Technology-Enhanced-Learning Officer. I support use of technology in… Read more »

# Math/Maths Podcast: 5136 miles of mathematics

I have begun recording a new podcast, a conversation about mathematics with Samuel Hansen, released via Pulse Project. From the Pulse Project Math/Maths Podcast webpage: A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA. Peter Rowlett in Nottingham calls Samuel Hansen in Las Vegas and the pair chat about math and maths that has been… Read more »

# Strongly Connected Components Episode 18

Strongly Connected Components is a podcast which offers interviews with mathematicians and which is a fine addition to any podcast collection. Host Samuel Hansen interviews some distinguished, interesting and entertaining mathematicians. In a break with this tradition, in episode 18 Samuel chose to interview me. Over at acmescience.com, the episode is described as: Your valiant… Read more »

# What has happened to the podcast?

So, five months into 2010 what have we learned? I am bad at updating the blog this year as well. I’m sorry blog, Twitter is just so much easier! Here is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while. The Travels in a Mathematical World podcast is on hiatus and I wanted to… Read more »

# Shape of the cosmos

I have been neglecting this blog a lot recently and have just realised I never posted the video of my latest History of maths and x talk, “Shape of the cosmos”, here. This aims to offer mathematical histories for various topics, x. The idea is that each topic is covered in a talk at the… Read more »

# Advice on running a lottery

I am just flicking through a book on the history of probability and have come across reference to some writing on lotteries in A Treatise of Taxes & Contributions by William Petty (1662) which I thought I would share here: Now in the way of Lottery men do also tax themselves in the general, though… Read more »