Plus Magazine

June 2009

We are proud to present the winners of the Plus New Writers Award 2009. The winners were chosen by our three judges: David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, Geoffrey Carr, Science Editor of The Economist, and Julian Havil, mathematics author and retired mathematics teacher.

Secondary school category

Winner

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Surein Aziz explores one of the most beautiful equations in mathematics


Runner-up

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Sophie Butchart finds mysterious patterns in the solar system


University category

Winner

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Horatio Boedihardjo explains the credit crunch


Runner-up

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Sonia Buckley travels through higher dimensions


General public category

Winner

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José-Manuel Rey unveils the curse of attractiveness


Runner-up

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Lucinda Mathews visualises tricky surfaces



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Plus would like to thank the Maths, Stats and Operational Research Network and the journal Nature for their kind support of this competition.

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