Review of SOWISO, a learning, practice and testing environment for higher education mathematics

An Amsterdam-based company called SOWISO created a learning, practice and testing environment for higher education mathematics. The idea is to support personalized learning through fine-grained feedback that students receive when working on exercises. Read more
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Global Survey of Scientists

Dear colleague The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists has been launched on May 1st, 2018 and will be opened for answers until October 31st, 2018. Read more
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Funbers! Fun facts about numbers that you didn't realise you've secretly always wanted to know...

New from the Naked Mathematician, Tom Crawford, is the Funbers series in partnership with the BBC. Each 3-minute episode looks at a number more closely than anyone ever really should, to tell you the fun facts that you didn't realise you've secretly always wanted to know. Read more
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The Florilège de la popularisation des mathématiques

In the framework of the French Bid to host the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 (ICM 2022) in Paris, a new website devoted to the popularization of Mathematics has been launched. Its name being Florilège de la popularisation des mathématiques (Anthology of popularization in mathematics). Read more
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NeoTrie VR - Maths in Virtual Reality

The University of Almería (Spain) and Virtual Dor are very happy to advance you that NeoTrie VR, a software currently developed by them, will be launched in a few months. Read more
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Women in Applied and Computational Mathematics (workshop)

The Workshop "Women in Applied and Computational Mathematics" that will be held at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, in L'Aquila (Italy) from 9 to 11 May 2018. This three-days event is designed for researchers challenged by the application of various techniques in modern analysis and computational mathematics to intriguing problems arising in physics, material science and biology. Read more
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2017 top posts from the Naked Mathematician

In true end of the year style, here's a countdown of the top 3 posts from the Naked Mathematician on tomrocksmaths.com in 2017... In third place, the questions sent in and voted for by YOU! Thanks for sending in all of your fantastic questions this past year, and please do keep them coming - more videos are on the way for early 2018. Read more
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Plus Magazine Monthly Column – November 2017 – Part II: Preventing Pandemics

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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Plus Magazine Monthly Column – November 2017 – Part I: Smale’s chaotic horseshoe

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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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
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