This year the Royal Society celebrates its 350th anniversary and Plus is joining in the celebrations. The annual Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is this year part of a festival called See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts, which explores the links between science and the arts. The festival is taking place at the Southbank Centre in London from the 25th of June to the 4th of July 2010.
Plus is contributing to the exhibition with the Maths Inside project. The project is run by the Mathematics Promotion Unit (a collaboration between the London Mathematical Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) in conjunction with Plus and the Royal Society. It aims to reveal the wealth of mathematical tools and concepts that scientists use in their research. We have chosen four exhibits of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and produced leaflets that reveal the "maths inside". If you can't make it to the exhibition to pick up your very own set of leaflets, you can download them here and read our accompanying articles:
You can find out about more maths in the Summer Science Exhibition in The serious mathematics of cereal, socialising and starlings. And if you'd like to try out some of the maths behind the science, visit our sister site stemNRICH.