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December 14, 2010
MathsJam is a monthly opportunity for likeminded selfconfessed maths enthusiasts to get together in a pub and share stuff they like. Puzzles, games, problems, or just anything they think is cool or interesting. Peter Rowlett Regular events take place in London and Manchester and now also in Nottingham. Events provisionally take place on the second to last Tuesday of every month. Nottingham organiser and Plus friend Peter Rowlett hopes that those involved with teaching mathematics will find ideas and inspiration to enrich teaching and encourage mathematical thinking, that students will find they develop techniques to approach problem solving in their studies, and that everyone will find it a fun, stimulating event to connect with maths as fun! If you want to find out when and where MathsJam events are taking place in Nottingham City Centre please send an email to nottingham@mathsjam.com. 
December 13, 2010
Monday mornings can be messy and horrible, so to purify your mind we give you some pure mathematical favourites: The prime number lottery And here is the second part of the series, The music of the primes. An enormous theorem: the classification of finite simple groups The trouble with five Gödel and the limits of logic
Omega and why maths has no TOEs Cantor and Cohen: Infinite investigators Part I and Part II
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December 12, 2010
Got your popcorn? Picked a good seat? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let the credits roll... Maths goes to the movies It's all in the detail Career interview: Visual effects director Maths, madness and movies Plus podcast: Maths in the movies 
December 11, 2010
Bells can do a lot more than just jingle! In fact, being a decent bell ringer requires razorsharp mathematical precision and a vast memory. And just 16 bells are enough to provide your neighbours with over a million years of nonrepeating bellish amusement. Find out how with Ringing the changes. 
December 10, 2010
Today the Nobel Prize award ceremonies will be held in Sweden! And while there may not be a Nobel Prize for maths, most of the science laureates' achievements would be impossible without it. Find out why with our stories on some of this and past years' Nobel Prizes:
Maths has its very own important prize of course, called the Fields Medal. This year Plus was proud to be present at the International Congress of Mathmaticians in India, where the medals were awarded. Find out all about what we got up to with our news coverage from the congress, including interviews with some of the medallists in our podcasts. And if you still haven't got enough of prizes, have a look at our coverage of previous Fields Medals, as well as the Abel Prize. 
December 8, 2010
Maths is the language of the universe: not only does it describe how the universe works, it also may be the secret weapon in the hunt for extraterrestrial life. And if we find them, maths might also provide the ideal way to break the ice with our little green friends from across the sky... Hunting for life in alien worlds Life as we don't know it Mathematics for aliens Games, Life and the Game of Life Pi appears in crop circle 