These are the show notes for episode 28 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 28 is the number of dominoes in a standard dominoes set. More about 28 from NumberADay. This week on the podcast I met Sarah Shepherd, PhD student at the University of Nottingham and Editor of iSquared Magazine and we… Read more »

# What’s pi got to do with it?

Last week at Meet the Mathematicians I saw a talk by Jon Keating , “Some thoughts on the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics” (an essay by Wigner). One element that I have taken away from this was when Jon was talking about the unexpected connections between mathematical concepts, illustrated using the normal distribution (an example from… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 27 – Oliver Jensen, British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2009

These are the show notes for episode 27 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 27 is the first composite number not divisible by any of its digits. More about 27 from Number Gossip. In April was the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC) 2009, the premier annual national meeting of applied mathematics in the… Read more »

# Meet the Mathematicians video

A couple of weeks ago I attended Meet the Mathematicians, a schools outreach day at the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham connected to the BAMC conference. A short video has just been released which was taken during the Meet the Mathematicians day which is worth a watch.

# British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2009

I attended the 2009 British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC) at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham last week. On day 1, I attended as a delegate from Nottingham interested in the Mathematics Education mini-symposium. On days 2 and 3, I attended as an exhibitor from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and… Read more »

# Podcast Episode 26: Chris Budd, Confessions of an Industrial Mathematican

These are the show notes for episode 26 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 26 is the only integer to be sandwiched between a square and a cube. More about 26 from MAA NumberADay. A while ago I attended the launch event of a new IMA Branch, the West of England Branch. At… Read more »

# Mathematics Today April: University Liaison Officer’s Report

Graduate Recruitment Scheme In the previous issue of Mathematics Today I reported some results on the uptake of IMA Prizes. This time I turn my attention to the more general graduate recruitment picture. Each year the IMA sends out Graduate Recruitment packs, essentially a letter of introduction to the IMA and an application form at… Read more »