Mathematics News

New Marie Curie film to shed light on women's struggle in science

Filming is underway in Poland on a new biopic about the life of Marie Sklodowska-Curie, the first woman ever to win not one, but two, Nobel prizes for her seminal discoveries in physics and ...

Wed 17 Jun 15 from

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Hagoromo chalk: Why the demise of a Japanese company is a blow to mathematics

As interactive whiteboards and iPads take over classrooms across the world, it is understandable that companies relying on a demand for blackboard chalk might struggle.

Wed 17 Jun 15 from The Independent

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Mathematical models with complicated dynamics for disease study

A paper to be published this week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems presents a mathematical model to study the effects of individual movement on infectious disease spread.

Thu 11 Jun 15 from

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A little number theory makes the times table a thing of beauty

Most people will probably remember the times tables from primary school quizzes. There might be patterns in some of them (the simple doubling of the 2 times table) but others you just learnt ...

Mon 8 Jun 15 from

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John Nash's memorable final appearances

Days before death, mathematician fascinated Abel Prize audiences

Fri 29 May 15 from Science Now

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Happy Pi Day!

How are you celebrating?

Fri 14 Mar 14 from Science Now

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Stanford mathematician first female winner of Fields prize

Maryam Mirzakhani and three others honored

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Science Now

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Life of 3.14159...

BERNIE'S BASICS: Some of the most complex equations in science sport a familiar symbol from childhood - Pi. But what has 3.14159 got to do with general relativity and quantum physics?

Tue 12 Mar 13 from ABC Science

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Crick DNA Nobel medal gets $2 million at auction

CEO of Chinese regenerative medicine company claims highest bid.

Thu 11 Apr 13 from Nature News

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That figures: Professor who had to work at Subway dazzles world of maths after solving centuries-old prime number riddle

A university professor who was forced to work at Subway when he couldn't find a job as an academic has solved a prime number riddle that has puzzled the best mathematical brains for centuries.    

Tue 21 May 13 from The Independent

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