October Highlights from the Naked Mathematician

A round up of some of the highlights from the Naked Mathematician Tom Crawford from the month of October... October has been a busy month for the Naked Mathematician as he embarks on a new role as a tutor at the University of Oxford. Fortunately, he has still found the time to answer your maths questions with the latest instalments including: What is the Gamma Function? And how many ping pong balls would it take to raise the Titanic from the ocean floor? The Gamma Function appears regularly in probability and statistics, but what actually is it? And what does its graph look like? Tom introduces the definition of the function in terms of a factorial and an integral, before revealing some of its most interesting properties. Read more

Call for contributions in “Mathematics & Art” for Aplimat Conference

We publish a call for contributions in the field of “Mathematics & Art” for Aplimat Conference, sent by two members of the Scientific Board of the conference. It is now possible to send one or more contributions in the field of “Mathematics & Art” for Aplimat Conference*, which will be held in Bratislava from February 6th to February 8th 2018. Read more

Winners of the Maths of Planet Earth exhibition announced!

In 2013, Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) together with UNESCO and IMAGINARY started an interactive mathematics exhibition, which was created by the community via an international competition. From 2016 to 2017, a second competition was staged. Mathematics of Planet Earth, UNESCO, the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), and IMAGINARY are announcing the winners of the second international competition for exhibition modules for the Open Source Exhibition Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE). Read more

Plus Magazine Monthly Column – October 2017 – Black holes and ordering

Plus http://plus.maths.org is a free online magazine about mathematics aimed at a general audience. It is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project, based at the University of Cambridge and our aim is to open a door onto the world of maths for everyone. Read more


If you speak of models to a mathematician who is not keen on `Haute couture', they will think either of their favorite equations if they work on the applied side of mathematics or of beautiful pieces of sculpture if they are more geometrically oriented. Read more

Bringing a new light on old problems - Interview with Laure Saint-Raymond

Laure Saint-Raymond is a French mathematician working in partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, and statistical mechanics. She is a professor at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. In 2008 she was awarded the EMS prize and in 2013, when she was 38 years old, she became the youngest member of the French Academy of Sciences. Read more

7th CADGME Conference on Digital Tools in Mathematics Education: 26-29 June, 2018 Coimbra, Portugal

After successful conferences held in Hungary (2007), Austria (2009), Czech Republic (2010), Serbia (2012), Germany (2014) and Romania (2016) we are delighted to announce that the CADGME conference continues. The team from Department of Mathematics and Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra has volunteered to host the conference in 2018 in the beautiful city of Coimbra. Read more

World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, July 31st, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

The World Meeting for Women in Mathematics (WM^2) will take place on July 31st, 2018 in Rio just before ICM18 : https://www.worldwomeninmaths.org/ Those who wish to attend  (WM)^2+ICM should look to the Open Arms  program : http://www.icm2018. Read more

Video Highlights from the Naked Mathematician

A round up of some of the best video content published by the Naked Mathematician Tom Crawford over the past few weeks… Have you ever wondered where maths comes from? What are the instructions that govern how we manipulate numbers and equations? It all starts with a set of basic rules called axioms. Read more

The Mathematics of the Ancient Romans. Part I

A new contribution from the Italian journal XlaTangente. Initially thought as the Italian edition of the French magazine “Tangente. L’aventure mathématique“, in the last few years the paper edition evolved in a website, www. Read more
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