Here’s a round-up of a few things that happened this month that we didn’t otherwise cover here.
The Salem Prize for 2023, given annually to young mathematicians judged to have done outstanding work on harmonic analysis and related topics, has been
awarded to Sarah Peluse and Julian Sahasrabudhe. (via Terence Tao)
According to this
recent arXiv paper, data from 350,757 coin flips supports Persi Diaconis’ model of coin tossing, which estimates the probability of a coin landing on the same side it started at a surprising 51%. (via Alex Corner, Sheffield Hallam University)
Statistician C. R. Rao, who pioneered powerful statistical methods that underpin modern scientific data analyses,
has died. (via Raul Jimenez)
And finally, the newly* discovered aperiodic monotile, which we won’t stop going on about ever, has been chosen as
one of Time’s 200 Best Inventions of 2023 (via the European Mathematical Society).
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the new aperiodic monotile. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest
The paper announcing the discovery is
An aperiodic monotile by David Smith, Joseph Samuel Myers, Craig S. Kaplan and Chaim Goodman-Strauss.
Chaim was recording from
MoMath in New York, which will be running a creative artwork competition based on the monotile with UKMT. Chaim also mentioned a meeting in Oxford: Hatfest: celebrating the discovery of an Aperiodic Monotile.
Note: This podcast was recorded after the discovery of the ‘hat’ and ‘turtle’ monotiles but before the announcement of the ‘spectre’ monotile. Confused? Don’t worry, we explain in the episode!
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It’s been a busy few months! As per our name, here’s an aperiodically-timed round up of things that have happened in the world of maths in the last few months.