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  1. News from the world of maths: Bicycles in London modelling contest run and won

    Thursday, July 17, 2008 Bicycles in London modelling contest run and won ... eBourbaki has announced the winners of its 2008 Bicycles in London mathematical modelling competition. The contest ... information on the contest, see our story on the Plus blog The winning team was presented with a check for £1000 by Emily ...

    plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

  2. Why do you like maths?

    ... You can listen to the podcast , read a relevant blog post by Peter and you can also send your own answers to Ruby via Twitter or via a contact form on her tumblr blog. The more people answer, the more interesting her essay will be! ...

    Marianne - 3 Mar 2011 - 10:18 - 1 comment

  3. News from the world of maths: Dark energy

    ... reported on the Big Questions debate in his physicsworld blog , and in a followup post published a clarification from Sarkar on ... sides of the argument we'll open the debate on the Plus blog by asking you to vote on whether you think dark energy exists. Will Sarkar ...

    plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

  4. The origins of proof III: Proof and puzzles through the ages

    ... (as explained in The Origins of Proof, Part I in Issue 7 ) highlighted how complacent people had been. These discoveries forced ...

    plusadmin - 17 Jan 2018 - 14:20 - 2 comments

  5. The Fields Medals 2010

    ... , Báo Châ , Smirnov and Villani on our blog .) Stanislav Smirnov There was a very emotional reaction ... (you can read more about Báo Châu's work in the Plus blog ). The Nevanlinna Prize was then awarded to Daniel Spielman for his work ...

    Marianne - 11 Jul 2011 - 14:50 - 2 comments

  6. Maths in a minute: The two envelopes problem

    ... Permalink Submitted by Burger Man on October 7, 2017 I think the article should more clearly state ...

    Marianne - 13 Mar 2018 - 16:19 - 33 comments

  7. News from the world of maths: Machine learning and clever 8-year olds

    Monday, March 31, 2008 Machine learning and clever 8-year olds This week, Plus ... Science Festival — you can read more on the Plus Blog . There is a comprehensive range of talks from some of the world's ...

    plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

  8. News from the world of maths: Excel 2007 Bug

    ... bug in Excel 2007 has caused quite a stir. In a blog post, Microsoft employee David Gainer reported that there are occasions ... Dan B, a Microsoft employee, commented on the Microsoft blog that: "We're not planning to share details on this beyond what we've ...

    plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

  9. What is the Mandelbrot set?

    ... = 26 2 + 1 = BIG x 6 = BIGGER x 7 = REALLY BIG, and we see that points in this orbit get bigger and ...

    Marianne - 29 Jan 2018 - 10:16 - 1 comment

  10. Celebrating the new year with a new prime!

    ... then after 54 days you'd have a number stretching over 73 miles (118 km) – almost 3 miles (5 km) longer than the previous record ... The number is known as M77232917 as it is of the form 2 77,232,917 - 1. Numbers of this form, 2 p -1, where p is a prime ...

    Rachel - 21 Feb 2018 - 10:42 - 4 comments