I noticed today a link to the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast from the blog of Duncan Margetts, “Dunc’s Shed”. It’s great to see someone liking and pointing others to the podcast :) Duncan was sufficiently impressed by the peculiar episode number facts that he was moved to write about palindromic numbers on his… Read more »

# iSquared Magazine

As you may know, Sarah Shepherd helps me out with the podcast by meeting with me once a month to talk over some maths news. Sarah edits iSquared Magazine, which I’m sure some of you will be familiar with. Sarah sent through some information about iSquared which I thought I would share in case you… Read more »

# London University Events

Noel-Ann Bradshaw of the University of Greenwich has been trying to get a group of London Universities together to cross promote events. In London there is such a concentration of universities and such a lot going on that it makes sense to cross-promote events between students at different universities. Anyway, this group is going well… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 13 – History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw – Florence Nightingale

These are the show notes for episode 13 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 13 is prime and is the number of Archimedian solids, which includes the Truncated Icosahedron, the shape used in the construction of common footballs and is a model of the structure of the fullerene allotrope of carbon, which is… Read more »

# Mathematics graduates’ employability skills

Yesterday the BBC highlighted the issue of graduate employability with a story about a Government plan to offer graduate internships at top companies. One of the things I do when I’m not University Liaison Officer for the IMA is some lecturing at Nottingham Trent University. As part of this, I am currently enrolled on the… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 12 – Terry Lyons – Stochastic Calculus

These are the show notes for episode 12 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 12, the number of edges of a cube, is the first number that can be written as a product of its proper divisors in more than one way. These are, of course, 2×6 and 3×4. More about the number… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 11 – History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw – Euler

These are the show notes for episode 11 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. All palindromic numbers (that is, numbers that remain the same when their digits are reversed) with an even number of digits are divisible by 11. More about the number 11 from Prime Curios. There is a wealth of information… Read more »