Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, the “comedy night for the insatiably sci-curious” hosted by Helen Arney, Matt Parker and Steve Mould, is going on tour.
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Matt Parker (@standupmaths on Twitter) has tweeted the following Maths Puzzle, to wake you up:
Friday morning #MathsPuzzle! If you start the Fibonacci sequence 2,1 instead of 1,1 do you get more or fewer primes? (Check the first ten.)
— Matt Parker (@standupmaths) May 25, 2012
No spoilers in the comments! Send your replies to Matt on Twitter.
Matt’s latest set of puzzles, as part of the Make Britain Count campaign, are online at The Telegraph. This round of puzzles is all about factors, and there have been previous puzzle sets about consecutive numbers and prime numbers.
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications have launched a YouTube channel.
As part of the Telegraph numeracy campaign “Making Britain Count”, Matt Parker’s second set of puzzles are online. This time they are themed around prime numbers.
Telegraph: Numeracy campaign: More maths puzzles by Matt Parker.
Math/Maths 84 is now available.
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Peter spoke with special guest Matt Parker about Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, Your Days Are Numbered, use of the word ‘geek’ and the Telegraph Numeracy campaign, and with Samuel, live from the streets of New York City, spoke about: superbowl math; The Crafoord Prize; John Leech MP says Alan Turing should be pardoned; singingbanana code challenge 2012; Non-transitive Grime Dice; Facebook-type Mathematics networking site; Torus Games & more.
Following this pair of tweets about water:
A bucket full of water contains more atoms than there are bucketfuls of water in the Atlantic Ocean
— The QI Elves (@qikipedia) February 5, 2012
.@qikipedia There are 10,000× more molecules per pint of water than pints of water on earth. (3×10^21 pints/earth vs 2×10^25 molecules/pint)
— Matt Parker (@standupmaths) February 5, 2012
The obvious question is, at what point are the two numbers the same? Or,
If you put all the Earth’s water into containers of the same size so that each container carries as many atoms of water as there are containers, how big is each container?
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