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Third Christopher Zeeman Medal to go to Marcus du Sautoy

The Christopher Zeeman Medal for the Promotion of Mathematics to the Public for 2014 has been awarded to Professor Marcus du Sautoy of the University of Oxford.

Maths and Paralympic Sport in Plus magazine

Apparently there’s a parallel Olympics taking place in series with the Olympics in London.

Having done such an excellent job so far this summer, the Millennium Mathematics Project is continuing its coverage from a mathematical angle, with the Plus Paralympic calendar and the special project Maths and Sport: Countdown to the Games. For example, John Barrow discovers¬†when investigating the different speeds of races over different distances¬†that wheelchair racing is “not just a wheel-based equivalent of Olympic racing” but is quite a different kettle of fish.