Where does river water go when it enters the ocean?

Dr Tom Crawford, aka the ‘Naked Mathematician’ and the person behind the award-winning website tomrocksmaths.com, has recently launched a new series of online articles explaining his PhD thesis in simple terms. If you’re feeling brave, you can tackle the full beast online here, but for most people we suggest starting with the first article outlining the motivation behind the work with the question ‘where does river water go when it enters the ocean?’ “It might seem like a simple question, but just think about it for a second… Water falls from the sky as rain, it flows over and under the ground and enters into a river. Read more
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Diderot Mathematical Forum: Mathematics and Architecture

A Diderot Mathematical Forum dedicated to “Mathematics and Architecture” will be held on June 8th 2019 in the three cities : Helsinki (Finland), Porto (Portugal) and Prague (Czech Republic) The cycle of conferences "Diderot Mathematical Forum" was introduced by the European Mathematical Society (EMS) in 1996. Read more
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Looking for Stability: an interview with Gabriella Pinzari

Gabriella Pinzari started studying the stability of the solar system during her PhD, when she planted the seeds for results that brought her all the way to ICM 2014 in Seoul, where she was an invited speaker. Read more
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CALL FOR PAPERS MATHEMATICS AND ART APLIMAT 2019, BRATISLAVA FEB 5TH-7TH 2019

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. Read more
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Plus Magazine Monthly Column – August 2018 - EMS - International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro

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
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The Newsletter n. 30 of European Women in Mathematics is online

European Women in Mathematics is an international association of women working in the field of mathematics in Europe. Founded in 1986, EWM has several hundred members and coordinators in 33 European countries. Read more
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Ali Nesin, the Mathematics Village, and the 2018 Leelavati Prize

The International Mathematical Union has awarded its 2018 Leelavati Prize for outstanding contributions for increasing public awareness of mathematics as an intellectual discipline' and the crucial role it plays in diverse human endeavors to Ali Nesin. Read more
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The unbearable mathematical lightness of David Bowie

If you thought you saw all the possible combinations of something with mathematics, you were wrong. Elisabetta Strickland proposes in fact in this article an extraordinary one: David Bowie and mathematics. A post to hear, enriched by the magnificent portraits by Paola Celletti. Read more
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Plus Magazine Monthly Column – May-June 2018 – Hawking, Billiards and Randomness

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

Both kinds of MathsJam

There are two things both called MathsJam and we're going to try to explain both. We think it would be nice for there to be more of the first kind around Europe (and the world) and hope someone reading this will agree. Read more
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