 Snapshots of modern mathematics
 Diderot Mathematical Forum 2013: “Mathematics of Planet Earth”
 Pierre de Fermat and Andrew Wiles in Czech Republic stamps
 Stefan Banach (March 30, 1892 – August 8, 1945)
 Diderot Mathematical Forums
 Guessing the Numbers
 What is mathematics for Ehrhard Behrends
 What is mathematics for Krzysztof Ciesielski
 The Three Ducks Trick
 What is mathematics for Franka Brueckler
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Diderot Mathematical Forum 2013: “Mathematics of Planet Earth”
In 2013, for the International Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE), the Committee for Raising the Public Awareness of Mathematics of the EMS initiated the renewal the cycle of Diderto Mathematical Forums, with the topic MPE....
 Posted February 1, 2016

Pierre de Fermat and Andrew Wiles in Czech Republic stamps
Pierre de Fermat and Andrew Wiles are mentioned on the stamp published in the Czech International year of mathematics 2000 The name of Pierre de Fermat and Andrew Wiles are mentioned on the stamp published in the Czech Republic at...
 Posted February 1, 2016

Stefan Banach (March 30, 1892 – August 8, 1945)
Mathematics In Europe – Stefan Banach (March 30, 1892 – August 8, 1945); by Heinz Klaus Strick, Germany Javascript seem to be disabled in your Browser. You must have Javascript enabled in your Browser to utilize the...
 Posted February 1, 2016

Math and Belgium stamps
In this article we present the stamps that Belgium has produced that have mathematics as a theme Gerhard Mercator In 1994 this Belgian stamp was issued at the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Gerhard Mercator’s death. Adolphe Quetelet...
 Posted February 1, 2016

Math and Austria Stamps
In this article we present the stamps that Austria has produced that have mathematics as a theme Ludwig Boltzmann This stamp was issued in Austria in 1982 at the occasion of the 75th anniversary of his death. L. Boltzmann...
 Posted February 1, 2016

Jean Le Rond D’Alembert (November 16, 1717–October 29, 1783)
A few days after the birth of her illegitimate son, ClaudineAlexandrine Guérin de Tencin, a wellknown French salon hostess and author, placed the infant on the steps of the Church of SaintJeanLeRond in Paris. As was the...
 Posted February 1, 2016

Niels Henrik Abel (August 5, 1802–April 6, 1829)
When Niels Henrik Abel was born, his homeland of Norway was on the front lines of a European war. Both Napoleon and Great Britain’s allies had enforced a blockade against the country, which was thus cut off...
 Posted February 1, 2016

Order amidst Chaos
Order amidst chaos. That could be the motto of the mathematical magic trick that I would like to present in this installment. By Ehrhard Behrends Order amidst chaos. That could be the motto of the mathematical magic...
 Posted February 1, 2016

You must do it three times!
Take a deck of n cards where n might be arbitrary (usually 1020)… by Ehrhard Behrends Step 1: It will be necessary to know the card at the bottom. There are several possibilities to achive this (for example...
 Posted February 1, 2016

What is mathematics for Krzysztof Ciesielski
This is a very difficult question, and there is probably no one answer to which all mathematicians would subscribe. We have collected a number of partial answers. There is great variation in the ambitions of the authors...
 Posted February 1, 2016