News from the world of Maths

May 1, 1999

Dr. John Haigh, a mathematics lecturer from the University of Sussex, has found the ultimate strategy for winning at Monopoly: use the help of a computer!

May 1, 1999

Slogging through your A-Levels at the moment? Wondering what it's all for? Here's some consolation from researchers at the London School of Economics - it seems that an A-Level in maths can significantly boost your earnings.

January 1, 1999
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September 1, 1998

In the film "Good Will Hunting", Matt Damon plays a poor janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is a self-taught mathematical protégé, discovered by an established mathematician and Fields medal winner.  What exactly is a Fields medal?

September 1, 1998

"God does not play dice" Albert Einstein once said. Since then the undisputable successes of the quantum theory have convinced all but a handful of contemporary physicists that God does indeed play dice. The question some  are now asking is why does God play dice?