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 : 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

Cubic Equations and Mathematical Duels

The story of the discovery of the solution formula for cubic equations is stunning. What happened gives us an interesting view of renaissance mathematics and shows us what it meant to be a mathematician in the 15th and 16th centuries. In those days, mathematicians were used to publicly challenging each other in mathematical duels. Read more

Pokémon + Maths = Pokémaths

New from the Naked Mathematician Tom Crawford it's Pokémaths! A look at the maths behind everyone's favourite fictional characters... The series kicks off with an interview with Biologist and Pokémaniac Matan Shelomi, who created a real-life Pokémon evolution tree - which you can find here. Read more

Trigonometry, Beats, and Instrument Tuning

Sometimes mathematical formulas that only seem to be interesting from a theoretical point of view can reveal unexpected connections with some applied problem. This is the case of the "sum to product" trigonometric formula $latex \displaystyle\sin(x)+\sin(y)=2\sin\left(\frac{x+y}{2}\right)\cos\left(\frac{x-y}{2}\right)$ This formula has a direct application in explaining an acoustic phenomenon called beats. Read more

Recent Highlights from the Naked Mathematician

Check out some of the best content published by the Naked Mathematician Tom Crawford over the past month... Do you spend your family game nights losing at Monopoly? Would you like to know how maths can help you to improve your chances of winning? Then make sure you check out the latest video from Tom Rocks Maths answering the maths questions that have been sent in and voted for by YOU. Read more

Breaking Down the 2-hour Marathon

Naked Maths is a brand new project from Naked Scientist Tom Crawford that looks at the maths that’s all around us… Earlier this year Nike attempted the impossible: a sub-2-hour marathon. They may not have succeeded in their original goal, but it was anything except a failure. Read more
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