Podcast: Episode 9 – Adrian Bowyer (part 1)

These are the show notes for episode 9 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 9 is prime and excluding 1, for which the case is trivial, 9 is the smallest number which is equal to the sum of the digits of its square. More about the number 9 from thesaurus.maths.org. This week on… Read more »

Mathematics Today December: University Liaison Officer’s Report

The right lever to move the world The new academic year has brought a mass of activity and potential opportunities. I am keen to spread the IMA message as widely as possible so thoughts turn to how my activities can be distributed to as many students as possible. So it is that I have begun… Read more »

Podcast: Episode 8 – Maths news with Sarah Shepherd

These are the shownotes for episode 8 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. Excluding 1, for which the case is trivial, 8 is the smallest number which is equal to the sum of the digits of its cube. More facts about the number 8 from thesaurus.maths.org. This week is maths news week on… Read more »

IMA Prize Giving at King’s

Today I attended Prize Giving at King’s College, London (pictured above). I was invited to attend as the IMA was giving two prizes to mathematics students. One of the students, Janine Walker (pictured below), was in attendance and I was able to meet her and her family afterward the ceremony. Universities that offer mathematics are… Read more »

9th Younger Mathematicians Conference

I attended the 9th IMA Younger Mathematicians Conference last week in London. The Younger Mathematicians Conferences attract Mathematicians under 35 (and a few over to be honest – passports aren’t checked at the door!) from around the UK who are studying and working in Universities, Schools and in many sectors of Industry. This time the… Read more »

Quite interesting

On the Children in Need special episode of Qi one of the topics covered was Bertrand Russell‘s work on Principia Mathematica and particularly the proof that 1+1=2. Although a lot of the discussion was frivolous, it did contain some nice comments (the proof described as “an extraordinary achievment” and Russell described as “a remarkable man”… Read more »

Podcast: Episode 7 – Neil Goldwasser – Dyslexia Support and Adult Numeracy

These are the show notes for episode 7 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 7 is prime, and the numbers on opposite sides of a regular six-sided die always add to 7. More about the number 7 from thesaurus.maths.org. This week on the podcast we hear from Neil Goldwasser. Neil is a maths… Read more »