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Today sees the launch of The Aperiodical, a new maths magazine/blog aimed at people interested in mathematics who want to read stuff. Aperiodical will post news stories related to maths, opinion pieces, maths videos, feature articles, as well as blog posts. It will also publish accounts of monthly MathsJams and host the Carnival of Mathematics, a monthly blogging carnival.
"We started the site as a shared blogging outlet, and it grew out of our desire to have a place on the web where we could keep up to date with what's going on elsewhere, and to share the mathematical things we do," says Katie Steckles, one of the editors. "We're not funded to write here, and all of the work we do on the site is in our (increasingly rare) spare time."
"We're very keen to publish reports, exposition, videos, or anything mathematical and interesting that you want to share. If you've got something you want to share, or just have an idea for something, please send it in."
Today is also the birthday of the famous mathematician Felix Klein, so Aperiodical is running a new feature article, Klein: Outside the Bottle, as well as a video about the Klein Bottle by stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and editor Katie Steckles. Aperiodical is also hosting an online Google+ Hangout today (25/4) from 6pm-6.30pm, for anyone who wants to speak to us and find out more.
The editors of The Aperiodical are:
- Peter Rowlett — Mathematician Errant, podcaster, and usually the most bearded member of the team;
- Katie Steckles — Maths Communicator, hair dye fan, and currently the most qualified member of the team;
- Christian Perfect — Group theorist, computery type, koala fan, and the tallest member of the team.