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September 3, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Become a Plus author by joining our writing competition. Besides the fame and glory of seeing your article published in Plus, you could win an iPod and other goodies, too!

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September 3, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Plus is now on Facebook

Facebook is the online social network of choice at the moment, so who are we to buck the trend?

If you are a member of Facebook, you can now "become a fan" of Plus. Visit the Plus page on Facebook by clicking on this link. Here we will update the Facebook world of Plus news, views and events. Looking forward to seeing you there!

posted by westius @ 11:43 AM

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September 1, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

Peter Markowich is a mathematician who likes to take pictures. At first his two interest seemed completely separate to him, but then he realised that behind every picture there is a mathematical story to tell. Plus went to see him to find out more, and ended up with an introduction to partial differential equations. This podcast accompanies the article Universal pictures.

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September 1, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

Chuck Gill caught the space bug as a child when watching Alan Shepherd launch into space. Since then he's worked as a US Air Force navigator, a satellite operator, and in the US intelligence service. These days he's busy reducing carbon emissions and preparing London for the 2012 Olympics. Plus went to see him to find out more about his career. This podcast accompanies the career interview from issue 48 of Plus.

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August 29, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008

Switching on the LHC

The biggest physics experiment ever — the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — is due to start on September the 10th. The LHC is a particle accelerator. It's a 27km underground tunnel located near Geneva at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). Protons will be sent racing through the tunnel on collision course with each other, and scientists hope that the remains of these collisions will answer some of the biggest secrets of the Universe.

Watch this space for more information. Meanwhile, you can find out more in the Plus articles

posted by Plus @ 10:26 AM

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At 2:14 PM, Blogger SteveT said...

And one of Plus's old employees (me) has the lucky privileges of working at CERN. Its a busy time here as you might imagine.

 
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Marianne Freiberger said...

Hi Steve. That's exciting!!!! Get in touch with Plus at plus@maths.cam.ac.uk to catch up!

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger westius said...

And here we are thinking that there are no better jobs than working with Plus!

Steve's blog is Steve at Cern.

 
August 22, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008

Want to be the new Carol Vorderman ?

The Channel 4 programme Countdown has started the search to find an arithmetician for the new series in 2009.

If you are a number-cruncher yourself, you could be just what they're looking for. Find out how to apply on their website. You don't have to be female and you don't have to have been on telly before, but you do need to have a way with numbers and lots of charisma. The closing date for applications is the 19th of September.

posted by Plus @ 11:03 AM

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At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"but you do need to have a way with numbers and lots of charisma"

Why, when Carol had neither?

 
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