List by Author: Helen Joyce
Nineteenthcentury German mathematician Leopold Kronecker once said
God created the integers, all the rest is the work of man.
Suppose you walk past a barber's shop one day, and see a sign that says
"Do you shave yourself? If not, come in and I'll shave you! I shave anyone who does not shave himself, and noone else."
This seems fair enough, and fairly simple, until, a little later, the following question occurs to you  does the barber shave himself?
The famous mathematician Euclid is credited with being the first person to axiomatise the geometry of the world we live in  that is, to describe the geometric rules which govern it. Based on these axioms, he proved theorems  some of the earliest uses of proof in the history of mathematics.
One of the most puzzling aspects of human behaviour is cooperation, in situations where backstabbing and selfishness would seem to be more rewarding. From the point of view of evolutionary theory, the very existence of altruism and cooperation appear mysterious.
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Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.
The BloodCounts! project is gearing up towards one of the largestscale applications yet of machine learning in medicine and healthcare.
What do chocolate and mayonnaise have in common? It's maths! Find out how in this podcast featuring engineer Valerie Pinfield.
Is it possible to write unique music with the limited quantity of notes and chords available? We ask musician Oli Freke!
How can maths help to understand the Southern Ocean, a vital component of the Earth's climate system?
Was the mathematical modelling projecting the course of the pandemic too pessimistic, or were the projections justified? Matt Keeling tells our colleagues from SBIDER about the COVID models that fed into public policy.