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enOrder 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>.
</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/order-disorder" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/order-disorder#commentsFP-belowRamsey theoryMon, 29 Sep 2014 12:42:40 +0000mf3446194 at http://plus.maths.org/contentStories 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/stories-einstein" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/stories-einstein#commentsEinsteinFP-belowphysicsrelativityMon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:09 +0000mf3446193 at http://plus.maths.org/contentBeautiful commute
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<div class="centreimage"><img src="http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/blog/092014/kelly.jpg" width="600" height="600" alt="Travel time map"/></div>
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You might be surprised at what our image of the week depicts – commuting times! It shows the areas accessible by public transport from Cambridge, leaving at 9.00am on a weekday morning. The coloured circles depict the travel time in bands of 10 minutes. Thank you to those kind souls travelling for over an hour for giving us so many beautiful colours!<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/beautiful-commute" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/beautiful-commute#commentsFP-carouselimage of the weekTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:42 +0000Rachel6191 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCelebrate chance, coincidence and unlikelihood this Friday – Huntrodd's Day!
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Mr and Mrs Huntrodd were both born on the same day — 19 September 1600. That's quite a coincidence isn't it? (See <a href="http://www.huntrodds.com/who.html">here</a> just how much of a coincidence this is.) What's even more of a coincidence is that they both died, within 5 hours of each other, on the same day too, which was… drum roll please… 19 September 1680! This seems very surprising.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/celebrate-chance-coincidence-and-unlikelihood-friday-huntrodds-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/celebrate-chance-coincidence-and-unlikelihood-friday-huntrodds-day#commentscoincidenceTue, 16 Sep 2014 14:50:32 +0000Rachel6189 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMaths takes flight at the Science Museum
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We have several images of the week this week! And they all come from the beautiful design for the new maths gallery that will open at the <a href="http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk">Science Museum</a> in London in 2016. The first is the inspiration that <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> used for the layout of the gallery. It's the <em>turbulence field</em> of an aircraft which captures how the air moves around it.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-takes-flight-science-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-takes-flight-science-museum#commentsFP-carouselimage of the weekThu, 11 Sep 2014 14:18:37 +0000Rachel6185 at http://plus.maths.org/contentRise up for Africa – enjoy music and support maths!!
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<div class="rightimage"><img src="/latestnews/sep-dec05/mason/helenmixed.jpg" width="400" height="286" alt="Helen Mason and students from AIMSSEC"/><p style="width:400px">Cambridge solar physicist Helen Mason with South African students during her <a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/north-and-south">2005 trip to AIMSSEC</a>. </p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/rise-africa-enjoy-music-and-support-maths" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/rise-africa-enjoy-music-and-support-maths#commentsaimssecFP-belowTue, 09 Sep 2014 10:23:09 +0000Rachel6184 at http://plus.maths.org/content