DALL·E is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that has been designed to generate new images given a text prompt. It’s very much like doing a Google image search with one very important difference: DALL·E doesn’t try to find existing images to match your query, but creates a handful of new ones that it hopes will…

# customdice: a new LaTeX package for drawing dice

I made a new LaTeX package for drawing dice, customdice.

# Sequences in the classroom

Guest author David Benjamin shares some of his favourite ways to use sequences in a teaching context. As a maths teacher, I’ve found that sequences are a great way to engage and inspire mathematical reasoning. I thought I’d share some examples of sequences, and sequence-related activities, I’ve used with success in the past.

# Aperiodical News Roundup – July 2022

Here’s a roundup of some mathematical news we didn’t yet report from the last month. The makers of documentary film ‘Olga Ladyzhenskaya’, detailing the life of the Russian mathematician, have released a five-minute trailer giving a flavour of the film. (via ICM Intelligencer) Research According to a new ArXiV paper, the triple bubble conjecture (a…

# Carnival of Mathematics 207

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of July and hosted by Sam, is now online at SamHartburn.co.uk. 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.

# Presenters wanted: a series of public maths talks by disabled mathematicians

I’m organising a series of online public maths talks through my work, the School of Maths, Stats and Physics at Newcastle University. The point is that talks will be delivered by disabled presenters. This came about because I and some other disabled people who do maths talks got tired of missing out on opportunities to…

# Mathematical Activities for the Summer Holidays

In the UK, schools have now broken up for the summer, or are about to, meaning parents face a long six-to-eight weeks of trying to find interesting things for the kids to do. If you or someone you know is in this situation, and the kid(s) in question would like to do some mathematics, we’ve…