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March 30, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
What would you like to know about your Universe — The second pollThis poll is now closed. The most popular question was: "Are the constants of nature really constant?" We will publish the answer in an article and podcast on Plus shortly. Thank you for taking part! This is our second online poll in our series to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Choose your favourite question from the list on the right, and we'll put the one that proves most popular to worldleading astronomers and cosmologists, including Astronomer Royal Martin Rees and author and cosmologist John D. Barrow. The poll will remain open for a month and the answer will be published in a Plus article and podcast soon after. If your most burning question is not on this list, then leave a comment on this blog and we'll endeavour to include it in a future poll — there will be five more polls dotted throughout the year. The most popular question in our first poll was "What happened before the Big Bang?". You can now read the mindboggling answer here on Plus, and discuss it on our blog. Labels: IYA2009 posted by Plus @ 12:10 PM 7 Comments:

March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Abel Prize 2009The Abel Prize 2009 will be announced tomorrow, March 26th, and you will be able to view the ceremony live in the Abel prize webcast. The ceremony announcing the winner of one of the most prestigious pirzes of mathematics will begin at 11am UK time (12 noon Norwegian time), and soon after Plus will give you more details. You can find out more about previous winners of the Abel Prize on Plus. posted by Plus @ 3:59 PM 0 Comments: 
March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Maths phobe goes forth to multiplyA date for your TV diary: next Tuesday, the 31st of March 2009, at 9pm, BBC2 will screen the Horizon programme Alan and Marcus go forth and multiply, in which actor and comedian Alan Davies explores his fear of maths with mathematician and author Marcus du Sautoy. Together they will visit the fourth dimension, cross the universe and explore infinity, and along the way Alan does battle with some of the toughest maths questions of our age. Let's hope he's done some swotting with Plus first! posted by Plus @ 12:25 PM 0 Comments: 
March 19, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Only a few days left to become a Plus author!This is your final reminder of the Plus new writers award, our writing competition which gives you the chance to become a Plus author, and win an iPod and signed books by some of the best popular science writers around. The deadline is March 31, so get writing now — we're looking forward to reading your entries! posted by Plus @ 3:27 PM 5 Comments:

March 19, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Travels in a mathematical worldIf you enjoy the Plus podcasts, then you might also like a maths podcast published by Peter Rowlett, the University Liaison Officer of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. On his travels he records short interviews with interesting mathematicians talking about their career and work. There are also episodes on the history of mathematics and on mathematical news, and the webpage also contains a blog. posted by Plus @ 3:24 PM 0 Comments: 