# List by Author: Rob Eastaway

An almighty coincidenceLife is full of coincidences, but how do you work out if something is really as unlikely as it seems? In this article

**Rob Eastaway**and**John Haigh**find chance in church and work out the odds.
Remembrance of numbers pastMemory is fundamental to the way we think, and we use it in almost every activity. But most of us cannot imagine approaching the level of world record holder Hiroyuki Goto, who memorised and recited 42,195 digits of pi!

**Rob Eastaway**asks if mere mortals can learn anything useful from such incredible feats of memory, and gives some hints on how to remember numbers.
Howzat!Numbers are bandied around all the time in sports coverage - and

**cricket**is particularly rich in statistics and rankings. It has probably not escaped your attention that the World Cup of cricket has just finished in South Africa (Australia won - again) and so to mark the occasion, Rob Eastaway tells*Plus*what it takes to be the best.
Maths and magicUntil you understand the basics of functions and algebra, the thought that a number can be predicted is a surprising one. And of course `magic' and `being surprised' are often the same thing.

**Rob Eastaway**shows us how mathemagicians trade off the fact that you can usually predict precisely the outcome of doing something in mathematics, but only if you know the secret beforehand.A game you're almost certain to lose...

What are the challenges of communicating from the frontiers of mathematical research, and why should we be doing it?

Maths meets politics as early career mathematicians present their work at the Houses of Parliament.

Celebrate this year's International Women's Day with some of the articles and podcasts we have produced with women mathematicians over the last year!

How to sum an infinite series using chocolate.