Hannah Fry presents a new one-off BBC4 documentary about game theory (reading the description, it sounds more classic than combinatorial), which the BBC4 website describes as a “gleefully nerdy adventure”. Should be fun!
This is tomorrow, 28th August 2018 at 9pm on BBC4 and on iPlayer after.
Update: iPlayer link to The Joy Of Winning.
Saint Petersburg will host the next International Congress of Mathematicians, in 2022.
The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of July, and compiled by Robin, is now online at Theorem of the Day. 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.
TV maths legend and UCL-based mathematician Hannah Fry has been awarded this year’s IMA/LMS Christopher Zeeman Medal, which aims to recognise and acknowledge the contributions of mathematicians involved in promoting mathematics to the public and engaging with the public in mathematics in the UK. Named after the late Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman FRS, whose Royal Institution… Read more »
You may know from our recent foray into breaking news that the Fields Medal awarded to Caucher Birkar was stolen, minutes after it was awarded. It turns out the International Mathematical Committee (IMU) had a spare medal in Rio for display purposes, and they decided to award it to Birkar as a replacement. Birkar is… Read more »
It’s all over! The votes are in, they have been counted, and I can announce that the winner of The Big Internet Math-Off is: Nira Chamberlain! Massive congratulations to Nira, you may now refer to yourself as The World’s Most Interesting Mathematician*. Nira’s pitch on applied mathematics won 56% of the vote in the final,… Read more »
Announcing our 2018 #scibooks prize shortlist. Celebrating outstanding popular science books from around the world @InsightInvestIM https://t.co/dhlFsCQLNx pic.twitter.com/oCURZRAFXr — The Royal Society (@royalsociety) August 2, 2018 The 2018 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize has announced its shortlist: Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore; The Unexpected Truth About… Read more »