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5th July is LGBT STEM Day

Today (5th July) is the first LGBT STEM day, a celebration of LGBTQ+ people working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Organised by charitable trust Pride in STEM and supported by 42 STEM organisations including the RSC, IOP, CERN and ESA, it’s an opportunity to recognise and celebrate our LGBTQ+ colleagues, and to focus on what we can do to support them.

A chat with the creator of Number Drop

Screenshot of Number Drop game, showing a standard game board in playNumber Drop is a mobile app maths game we came across recently, and have taken the opportunity to have a chat with its creator, Ben. NumberDrop is available for on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Seeing Theory explains basic stats concepts with whizzy graphics

Screenshot of the front page of the Seeing Theory website

If you like pretty visualisations and statistics, we’ve found the website for you. Seeing Theory has been put together by a group of undergraduate students at Brown University in the USA, and aims to make statistics more accessible through interactive JavaScript visualisations. Starting from simple coin and dice examples, it builds up to Bayesian inference and regression analysis. It’s also very pretty!

They’re also hoping to produce an accompanying textbook, and a draft version is viewable now and looking for your feedback.

Seeing Theory website

Carnival of Mathematics 157

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of April, and compiled by Becky, is now online at Lines, Curves, Spirals.

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.

How to join in with our distributed Wiki edit day

Karen editing Wikipedia on her laptopYou may have seen our post last month about our remote Wiki Editing Day, this coming Saturday 12th May. We’re hoping to get a bunch of people in different locations editing pages on Wikiquote and other Wikimedia sites, to improve the visibility of female mathematicians. Here’s how you can get involved.

I’ve written some stuff for the HLF Spektrum blog

Since blogging for the Heidelberg Laureate Forum last September, I’ve now started writing regular posts for their all-year-round blog, which is hosted at Spektrum SciLogs.

My first two posts are:

Keep an eye on the Spektrum blog, and the Aperiodical Twitter feed for news of further posts!