Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize
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enMaths in a minute: Clever sums
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<p>How would you go about adding up all the integers from 1 to 100? Tap them into a calculator? Write a little computer code? Or look up the general formula for summing integers?</p><p>
<p>Legend has it that the task of summing those numbers was given to the young <a href="http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Gauss.html">Carl Friedrich Gauss</a> by his teacher at primary school, as a punishment for misbehaving. Gauss didn't have a calculator or computer, no one did at that time, but he came up with the correct answer within seconds. Here's how he did it. </p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-minute-clever-sums" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-minute-clever-sums#commentsarithmeticCarl Friedrich Gauss PrizeTue, 05 Feb 2013 16:53:20 +0000mf3445866 at http://plus.maths.org/contentThe Fields Medals 2010
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<p>Over 3000 mathematicians have gathered to sounds of the tabla and bansuri playing traditional Indian music in the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, and they are all baiting their breath. They are all waiting for the announcement of the Fields medals, the highest honour in mathematics, and the prestigious Gauss, Nevanlinna and Chern Prizes. The hall is a colourful scene filled with mathematicians from around the world, including many local participants in beautiful saris and suits. You can hear a pin drop as the entire hall stands for the entrance of Pratibha Patil, the President of India, who will award the medals to the prize winners...</p>
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<p>Over 3000 mathematicians have gathered to sounds of the tabla and bansuri playing traditional Indian music in the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, and they are all bating their breath. They are waiting for the announcement of the Fields medals, the highest honour in mathematics, and the prestigious Gauss, Nevanlinna and Chern Prizes. The hall is a colourful scene filled with mathematicians from around the world, including many local participants in beautiful saris and suits.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/fields-medals-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/fields-medals-2010#commentsCarl Friedrich Gauss PrizeChern Medalfields medalICMTue, 17 Aug 2010 08:50:40 +0000mf3445280 at http://plus.maths.org/contentAnd the winners are...
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<div class="rightimage"><img src="/sites/plus.maths.org/files/blog/082010/RTEmagicC_Chern-medal_front_02.jpeg" alt="Chern medal" width="200" height="195" /><p>The Chern Medal</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/and-winners-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/and-winners-are#commentsCarl Friedrich Gauss PrizeChern Medalfields medalICMRolf Nevanlinna PrizeTue, 17 Aug 2010 02:55:14 +0000Rachel5279 at http://plus.maths.org/content