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Revealing a lost space: The British Museum courtyard
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<p>Our image of the week shows the courtyard of the <a href="http://www.britishmuseum.org">British Museum</a> in London with its beautiful glass and steel roof.</p>
<div class="centreimage"><img src="http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/blog/102014/reading_roomfull.jpg" width="600" height="399"/>
<p style="width: 600px;">The courtyard of the British Museum with its famous mathematical roof and reading room in the middle. Image © The British Museum.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/britishmuseumcourtyard" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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architecture
FPtopstory
image of the week
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:50:03 +0000
mf344
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Definitely half full
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<p>Our image of the week shows a Klein bottle!</p>
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<p>Image © Charles Trevelyan.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/halffull" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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image of the week
klein bottle
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:42:37 +0000
mf344
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Complex colouring
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<p>No, honestly, this isn't abstract art! At least not on purpose. It's a visualisation of a function of a <a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/teacherpackagecomplexnumbers">complex variable</a> using a method called <em>domain colouring</em>.</p>
<div class="centreimage"><img src="http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/blog/102014/zhuk.jpg" alt="domain colouring" width="500" height="500"/>
<p>Image created by Maksim Zhuk.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/complexcolouring" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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image of the week
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:47:21 +0000
mf344
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Tictactoe!
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<p>We have just learnt a really nice fact about the game of tictactoe. As you may know, tictactoe always results in a draw if both players make the best moves possible at every step of the game. To force a draw you need to follow a particular strategy, which isn't too hard, but tedious to write down (see <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tictactoe#Strategy">here</a>).</p>
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creativity
game theory
strategy
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:21:47 +0000
mf344
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Order in disorder
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<p>Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to contain a certain amount of order? In this video <a href="https://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~leader/">Imre Leader</a> of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge gives an equation free introduction to a fascinating area of maths called <em>Ramsey theory</em>.
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Ramsey theory
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:42:40 +0000
mf344
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Stories about Einstein
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<p><em>"This talk will mostly be stories ... I want to tell you about Albert Einstein, and about his theory of relativity — what it is, why he was thinking about it and also about some of the very latest developments that have happened just this year."</em></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/storieseinstein" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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Einstein
FPbelow
physics
relativity
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:09 +0000
mf344
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