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Bye bye Seoul!
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<p>As we attempt to close our overstuffed suitcases for the flight home,
we are very pleased that Plus too is overflowing with goodies from
this years <a href="http://www.icm2014.org">International Congress of
Mathematicians</a> in Seoul.
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FPbelow
ICM 2014
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:44:58 +0000
Rachel
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Be creative!
http://plus.maths.org/content/becreative
<p>
"Ingenuity", "far reaching vision", "unerring sense", "deep
curiosity" — and best of all,
"extraordinary creativity". These are some of the words that have been
used to praise this year's Fields medallists at the <a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/icm2014">International
Congress of Mathematicians</a> (ICM). These words aren't specific to maths. They
could be used to describe anyone whose work is about discovery and
beauty; writers, poets, or musicians for example. If there has
been one overarching theme at this ICM, it's just how creative a
subject mathematics is.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/becreative" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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creativity
FPbelow
ICM 2014
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:18:26 +0000
mf344
6170 at http://plus.maths.org/content

Finally a female Fields Medallist
http://plus.maths.org/content/finallyfemalefieldsmedallist
<p>
One of the reasons we love maths is that at its core it doesn't care about who you are, where you are from, the language you speak, the colour of your skin or your gender. Mathematics is a universal language. We feel this as people doing mathematics. But as we attend conferences, read journals and interview the many wonderful mathematicians we meet, we are reminded that as women we are in a minority.
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ICM 2014
women in mathematics
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:00:11 +0000
Rachel
6162 at http://plus.maths.org/content

Hello Seoul!
http://plus.maths.org/content/helloseoul
<p>We have set up our temporary headquarters in Seoul, South Korea! We are here to attend the <a href="http://www.icm2014.org/en/about/icm2014">International Congress of Mathematicians</a>, a huge maths conference that happens every four years. We are particularly excited because we'll witness the the award of the <em><a href="http://www.mathunion.org/general/prizes/fields/details/">Fields Medal</a></em>, one of the highest honours in maths.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/helloseoul" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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Fields Medal 2014
ICM 2014
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:42:44 +0000
mf344
6155 at http://plus.maths.org/content

Surface beauty
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<img src="http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/blog/082014/surface.jpg" width="600" height="600" alt="Surface"/>
<p style="width:640px">Image © <a href="http://www.MOLabs.com">Oliver Labs</a>.</p>
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<p>Our image of the week shows a beautiful surface with many singularities, constructed using computer algebra. The image was created by Oliver Labs, using the software <em>Singular</em> and visualised using <em>Surf</em>. © <a href="http://www.MOLabs.com">Oliver Labs</a>.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/surfacebeauty" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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image of the week
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:48:57 +0000
mf344
6152 at http://plus.maths.org/content

Maths in a minute: Binary numbers
http://plus.maths.org/content/mathsminutebinarynumbers
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<p>Most people are aware of the fact that computers work using strings of
0s and 1s. But how do you write numbers using only those two symbols?</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/mathsminutebinarynumbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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binary number
number system
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:55:47 +0000
mf344
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