## News from the world of Maths

We joined HRH Princess Anne and many great mathematicians to celebrating 50 years of the IMA at the Royal Society.

We're very excited! Over the last year or so we helped edit a book called *50: visions of mathematics* and this Wednesday it will be officially launched — in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal!

How does NICE make the difficult decision of which treatments to fund under the NHS?

What were your most creative experiences at school? Art? Music? English? Maths? That last one might not be the obvious choice for many of us, but that is exactly the type of opportunity we are hoping to create in a new project. To help us get started, we asked researchers what role creativity has in their work.

Interalia is a show by Turner Prize winning artist Grenville Davey and theoretical physicist David Berman.

The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns within them?

We vote that all academic papers have such tempting video trailers!

If you're not sure how maths is relevant to real life, then go to see this year's popular lectures put on by the London Mathematical Society.