Donaldson one of five to win most lucrative mathematics prize ever established Simon Donaldson received the ‘Breakthrough’ $3m (£1.8m) prize and trophy for “new revolutionary invariants of four-dimensional manifolds”. The Breakthrough prize in mathematics wasContinue reading
Some people use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp-post, for support rather than illumination.
As probably some of you know, I am currently writing a book about MATLAB and Octave focussed at new comers to both programming and the MATLAB/Octave environments. The book is tentatively entitled “Essential MATLAB andContinue reading
The misuse of maths in psychology “Think positively!” – a seemingly innocuous remark you might hear every so often… you might have even read it in one of those self-help books, or even from renownedContinue reading
This is a re-blog of the original entry by Peter Rowlett in the Aperiodical blog. I asked in the previous post for suggestions of iPad apps that I could use to help with my job as aContinue reading
I was talking to some students the other day (actually… a couple of months ago… ahem…), they had some questions about some problems on linear algebra and after a short while it became clear thatContinue reading
Just like buses… exactly just like buses… you wait for one and two come all at once. That is exactly what I thought when I heard about the two results in number theory thatContinue reading
When Apple launched iBooks Author back in January 2012 I was quite curious to see the things that you were able to do with it. It all looked very nice and relatively easy to use.Continue reading