## News from the world of Maths

The Indian way of adding fractions makes things easier (with musical explanation).

The British Science Festival is kicking off in Birmingham on the 6th of September, and as usual there is some great maths in the programme.

If there has been one overarching theme at this ICM, it's just how creative a subject mathematics is.

From the excitement of the announcement of the Fields medallists to meeting mathematicians from around the world (and eating great food), we've had a brilliant time at this year's ICM!

Stanley Osher has won the 2014 Gauss Prize for his revolutionary impact in areas including medical imaging, sonic booms, movie animation and microchip design and

manufacture.

We are thrilled that brilliant mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has been awarded a Fields medal – the first woman to be recognised.