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 »

# Always carry an emergency Maths Careers postcard

On the way home from my 6 monthly review of the University Liaison Project (sorry? Oh, really well, thanks for asking) I was on the train listening to music through my headphones & tapping away on my laptop. At Leicester or Loughborough two lads got on and sat opposite me. A girl across the aisle… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 10 – Adrian Bowyer (part 2)

These are the show notes for episode 10 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 10 is both a Triangular number and a Tetrahedral number. More about the number 10 from thesaurus.maths.org. Following on from last week, this week on the podcast is the second of two installments from Dr Adrian Bowyer, who talks… Read more »

# Maths careers = cool?

You might be interested to see this video from the DCSF Science and Maths Campaign. I am told this is being shown on TV and in cinemas this month. This video from scienceandmaths.netMaths Careers advice: www.mathscareers.org.uk