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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. What is financial mathematics?

    ... more about probability and financial mathematics on Tim's blog Magic, maths and money . where would you ... Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on May 7, 2011 I am a financial mathematics student myself. This ...

    plusadmin - 2 Feb 2017 - 15:57 - 22 comments

  6. Safety in numbers

    ... of a mathematical padlock." For example, 17 multiplied by 7 is fairly easy to work out, but can you quickly calculate what two number ...

    plusadmin - 4 Aug 2017 - 08:58 - 0 comments

  7. Prime mystery

    ... (for example, x , y and z could be 3, 5 and 7, in which case we'd be looking at the third, fifth and seventh prime ... Is the question flawed? It seems to me, 3, 5 and 7 are the 3rd, 4th and 5th primes, which fits the x, y, z requirement. So ...

    Marianne - 16 Aug 2014 - 05:43 - 8 comments

  8. Round peg in square hole or square peg in round hole?

    ... the Mathematical Association of America and has his own blog . You can follow Colm on Twitter . Peg and hole ... 3.14159 Are of square = 4x (1*1)=4 Ratio = 3.14159/4 = .78 while square peg in round hole is: Area of square = 4*(1/2 ...

    Marianne - 23 Apr 2012 - 10:58 - 20 comments

  9. Happy Pi Day!

    ... Pi Day with beautiful pictures in his Guardian blog , as well as translating the classics into Pilish . And we loved the, ...

    Rachel - 17 Mar 2014 - 14:26 - 0 comments

  10. Teacher package: Mathematics in sport

    ... been banned, lead to record breaking performances at the 2008 Olympics? Rowing has its moments — Maths reveals ... mathematics — One of the most impressive features of the 2008 Beijing Olympics was the beautiful aquatics venue, known as the water ...

    Marianne - 15 Jul 2017 - 11:38 - 0 comments