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Aperiodical News Roundup – December 2020

Here’s the latest (well, almost) news of mathematical and maths-related things that happened in December.

Mathematical Objects: Christmas crackers

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a box of Christmas crackers. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Merry Christmas!

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Podcasting about – Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist

In this series of posts, we’ll be featuring mathematical podcasts from all over the internet, by speaking to the creators of the podcast and asking them about what they do.

We spoke to math professor Damien Adams about Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist.

Mobile Numbers: Hitomezashi Stitching

In this series of posts, Katie investigates simple mathematical concepts using the Google Sheets spreadsheet app on her phone. If you have a simple maths trick, pattern or concept you’d like to see illustrated in this series, please get in touch.

It’s been a while since we’ve had an entry in this column, but the other day I was sent a link to a very interesting spreadsheet (which I, of course, opened using the Google Sheets app on my phone). The initial view was a pleasing pattern of squares, in two colours:

Screenshot of the Google sheets app

Mathematical Objects: Enigma machine with Tom Briggs

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by an Enigma machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Tom Briggs.

Enigma machine
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Podcasting about: New Books in Mathematics

In this series of posts, we’ll be featuring mathematical podcasts from all over the internet, by speaking to the creators of the podcast and asking them about what they do.

We spoke to Marshall Poe from the New Books Network about the NBN podcast New Books in Mathematics.

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