As part of the 24 Hour Maths Game Show which took place at the end of October 2022, our own Christian Lawson-Perfect designed a maths/games crossover gameshow format to end them all – a mashup of hexagon-fighting TV quiz Blockbusters, and his own personal obsession: interesting mathematical factoids. Welcome to Blockbusters of Interesting Maths!
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Ada Lovelace Day was on 15th October this year. It’s an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, comprising blog posts about women scientists as well as live events around the world.
The nice people at FindingAda.com, the home of the Ada Lovelace Day project, have collated a set of essays on famous (and those perhaps unfairly overlooked) women in science, celebrating their contribution to many different areas, and telling their stories. The resulting book is called “A Passion for Science: Stories of Discovery and Invention”. Maths is certainly represented: as well as being part of a project named after a woman famously involved in mathematics, the book also contains (awkward plug ahead) a chapter on the mathematician Kathleen Ollerenshaw, written by the Aperiodical’s own Katie Steckles (me).
The book is available to buy as an eBook from the Finding Ada website for £5.99.
Calvin Smith tweeted this morning to tell us that today is International Women’s Day, and took the opportunity to remind his followers of some of the women in the mathematical sciences.
Stealing his idea Following his lead, we thought we would write a post on the theme.
The Aperiodical is of course a pro-everybody enterprise all year round, but it doesn’t hurt to take some time to remind ourselves of the fact that women are just as capable as men of contributing to the field of maths. Incredibly, some people still don’t think this is the case!