The London Mathematical Society are organising an event later this month in honour of the late Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani. It's at the University of Warwick on 22nd March, and will include talks outlining some of Mirzakhani's work, followed by a drinks reception and dinner. The event is part of a larger EPSRC symposium on Teichmüller dynamics.
This is nice for International Women's Day. Filmmaker Irina Linke and mathematician Eugénie Hunsicker have put together this montage of women in maths from all around the world.
Katie’s running πkm per day for charity, every day in March. Seven days in, here’s how she’s getting on.
The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of February, and compiled by Ben, is now online at Math Off The Grid.
The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.
Having seen a mathematical claim in the paper, Katie has found it to be correct (for a change) and dug into what else it implies.
There's going to be a biopic of physicist/mathematician Stanisław Ulam, titled Adventures of a Mathematician.
Hollywood seems to be working its way through 20th century mathematicians – off the top of my head, there have recently been biopics of John Nash, Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking and Srinivasa Ramanujan. What I want to know is, when do we get Michael Sheen playing John Horton Conway?
There's some information about Adventures of a Mathematician, starring Jakub Gierszal as Ulam, at ScreenDaily.
via MathFeed on Twitter.
Inspired by the BBC’s Sport Relief fundraising campaign, I’ve decided to set myself a vaguely mathematical running challenge. My current routine does involve a little running, but nothing serious, so I’ve given myself a bar to aim for that’s both vaguely achievable, and completely irrational. I’ll aim to run π kilometres (or as close as… Read more »