mathematics in the media

Runner up in the general public category. "Lies, damned lies, and statistics..." Ben Parker tells us how to tell good statistics from bad, and make sure your cat is well-fed.
A statistical study into Iraq war deaths sparks controversy
  • The Fields Medals: Maths in the media
  • Plus new writers award: last chance to enter
  • Readers' corner: Why is nim easy and chess hard?
The Plus career posters achieve TV fame
More honours for the director of the Millennium Mathematics Project
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Where is the next generation? — more bad news for maths education.

One hundred years ago, in 1905, Albert Einstein changed physics forever with his special theory of relativity. Since then his name — and hair do — have become synonymous with genius. John D Barrow looks at Einstein as a media star.
  • Where is the next generation? - more bad news for maths education.
  • Can Plus cure crazy scientists? - the science stereotype persists.
Statisticians welcome a call to make official statistics independent - but can it really be done in one hour?
Visit the front-line of science at the BA Festival of Science and hear about the million dollar world of mathematical proof
  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.