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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Puzzle: Liebeck’s sequence
The following problem is from Martin Liebeck’s book, A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics (2nd ed., Chapman and Hall, Boca Raton 2006). The book is based on an introductory course Liebeck teaches to students of Mathematicsbased degrees at Imperial College. … Continue reading
The Igs are out…
The good people at the Annals of Improbable Research have just announced the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes. (For those not familiar with the concept, the Ig Nobels are awarded a week before the “real” Nobel Prizes, “for … Continue reading
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Cafe Scientifique
If you have a general interest in science and technology and quite fancy finding out more about them over a drink (alcoholic or otherwise), it’s worth checking out the Glasgow programme for Cafe Scientifique. Meetings are held in the Victorian Bar of … Continue reading
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Mathematics in Europe
The European Mathematical Society has a new(ish) project: the Mathematics in Europe website. As well as information on mathematical activities and maths careers in Europe, it has general historical and “pop maths” articles, and links to “inspirations of the month”. … Continue reading
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Nobel laureate to speak in Glasgow
Professor Ahmed Hassan Zewail, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1999, will be giving a public lecture at Glasgow University on Monday 3 October with the intriguing title “Revolutions in Science and Society”: details here. (MG)
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Money for old maths: essay prize announced
The British Society for the History of Mathematics has announced that they’ve inaugurated a prize for the best undergraduate essay on a topic in the history of mathematics. (See here for full details.) This might be particularly interesting to finalyear … Continue reading
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From the Editors…
Hello, and welcome to the first issue of Degree of Freedom. The phrase “degree of freedom” is a mathematical term, used in mechanics. We chose this title to remind you: a) that noone is ever absolutely free and that to become … Continue reading
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