News from the world of Maths

December 14, 2010

Need help with your Christmas shopping? Look behind door number 14...

December 14, 2010
MathsJam is a monthly opportunity for like-minded self-confessed 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. 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.
December 13, 2010

Monday mornings can be messy and horrible, so to purify your mind we give you some pure mathematical favourites.

December 12, 2010

Got your popcorn? Picked a good seat? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let the credits roll... Mathematics of the big screen is behind door #12...

December 11, 2010

Bells can do a lot more than just jingle! In fact, being a decent bell ringer requires razor-sharp mathematical precision and a vast memory. And just 16 bells are enough to provide your neighbours with over a million years of non-repeating bellish amusement.

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.

December 8, 2010

Is there anybody out there? Find out behind door #9...

December 7, 2010

How does Santa manage to squeeze through chimneys? How do reindeers manage to fly? When will I get the Christmas shopping done? These things are mysteries, so in keeping with the mood, Door 8 opens on some of our favourite mysteries from the world of maths.