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Career interview: Biomedical engineer
... kangaroo tissue and equipment to help resuscitate people in emergencies. Plus met Kiran at a conference in South Africa, ... in science early on at school and with A levels in maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and a scholarship in his bag, he ...
Marianne  27 Jul 2018  04:53  0 comments

Career interview: IT project manager  Olympic Games
... Travel, money, meeting new people and living in new cultures... and a whole lot of sport! That is where maths has lead Jamie Clarke, an IT project manager who specialises in ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  07:53  0 comments

Complex numbers: Why do we love them?
... bravery you can break the rules and find yourself in a whole new mathematical landscape: the complex numbers . This package ... come into the picture. Articles Maths in a minute: Complex numbers — Here's a brief introduction to complex ...
Marianne  23 Jul 2018  16:57  0 comments

Career interview: Film marketing analyst
... and university has helped her to keep her goals firmly in sight. Francesca grew up in the Republic of Ireland ... leaving qualification equivalent to A Levels) and, of these, maths, English and Irish are compulsory. "In Junior Cert, which is the ...
plusadmin  25 Jul 2018  19:46  0 comments

The right spin: how to fly a broken space craft
... hole into Mir's side and sending it hurtling through space. In his desperate attempt to save Mir and its crew, NASA astronaut Michael Foale had no choice but to get right down to the maths that governs space flight. Crunch The space station Mir , ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  10:50  0 comments

The magical mathematics of music
... 2005 The astronomer Galileo Galilei observed in 1623 that the entire universe "is written in the language of mathematics", ... I'm 44 years old and learning how to sing. Maths is an old friend but music is new to me so in learning to sing I'm coming ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  07:49  38 comments

Maths in a minute: The two envelopes problem
... for HLFF (c) Pressefoto Kreutzer Plus is currently in Heidelberg, Germany, visiting the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017 . The Forum gives young researchers in maths and computer science the chance to meet some of the best minds in their ...
Marianne  13 Mar 2018  16:19  35 comments

Cantor and Cohen: Infinite investigators part I
... matchmaker Georg Cantor was a German logician who, in the late 19th century, achieved a feat which scientists, philosophers, and ... published articles in New Scientist and talked about maths on Channel 4 radio's The Tube . As well as teaching and researching ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  19:52  0 comments

The origins of proof II : Kepler's proofs
... J.V. Field May 1999 As we explained in The Origins of Proof, Part I in Issue 7 of PASS Maths, the concept of a "proof" was developed in the field of geometry by the ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  04:53  1 comment

Tying it all up
... claiming that "as above, so below"  that what holds in one part of the universe and at one scale, holds everywhere and at every ... their language was limited  they didn't use the language of maths  and as a result they couldn't even come close to the reality which we ...
plusadmin  25 Jul 2018  22:47  1 comment