These are the show notes for episode 20 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast.In a game of chess both players have 20 first moves from which to choose. More about 20 from Number Gossip. For episode 20 I visited the University of Greenwich and met Professor Choi-Hong Lai, who talked through some applications… Read more »

# 100 posts later, who is Peter Rowlett?

This is my 100th post, yipee! I’m going to take the opportunity to review my current activities as these have changed recently. In an adjustment to my working this week, I started at the University of Nottingham‘s School of Mathematical Sciences as an elearning and web chap. I remain University Liaison Officer for the Institute… Read more »

# All degrees are not created equal

I saw a really interesting piece on BBC Breakfast this morning in which the claim was made that there are now too many graduates entering the jobs market and that graduates of many degrees are not finding graduate jobs as a consequence. This interested me particularly because of an incident earlier in the week. I… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 19 – Maths news with Sarah Shepherd

These are the show notes for episode 19 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 19 is the smallest number n such that n to the power n is pandigital (contains all 10 digits). More about the number 19 from Number Gossip. This week on the podcast I met Sarah Shepherd, PhD student at… Read more »

# Goodbye, Scotland

I have now concluded my time in Edinburgh and am heading home on the train. I have really enjoyed my week in Scotland. I have visited some wonderful places and met some lovely people. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to explore the places I visited but then this isn’t… Read more »

# James Clerk Maxwell statue in Edinburgh

I started the day with a spare hour in Edinburgh during which I had a pleasant walk around old Edinburgh and sought out the statue of James Clerk Maxwell which was erected earlier in the year and to which the IMA made a contribution. There are some pictures of the statue below. If you click… Read more »

# Crisis and Careers in Edinburgh

I have had a somewhat fraught day in Edinburgh. I gave a careers talk hosted by Dugald Duncan at Heriot-Watt University in the late morning. This was well attended and went perfectly well. I even made contact with a student who is in the process of forming a Mathsoc at that university and encouraged him… Read more »