A reblog from Quanta Magazine: https://www.quantamagazine.org/quantas-year-in-math-and-computer-science-2018-20181221/ Several mathematicians under the age of 30, and amateur problem-solvers of all ages, made significant contributions to some of the most difficult questions in math and theoretical computer science.[…]

# Category: Maths

## Celebrating π day at the office

Celebrating π day at the office thanks to the nice people of people.io

## A new “Mathematician’s Apology” – Reblog

In the two and a half years (or so) since I left academia for industry, I’ve worked with a number of math majors and math PhDs outside of academia and talked to a number of[…]

## Bessel series for a constant

Fourier series express functions as a sum of sines and cosines of different frequencies. Bessel series are analogous, expressing functions as a sum of Bessel functions of different orders. Fourier series arise naturally when working[…]

## Happy π day!

Happy π day!

## Life lessons from differential equations

Ten life lessons from differential equations: Some problems simply have no solution. Some problems have no simple solution. Some problems have many solutions. Determining that a solution exists may be half the work of finding[…]

## n sweets in a bag, some are orange…

The other day in the news there was a note about a particular question in one of the national curriculum exams… I thought it was a bit of an odd thing for a maths question[…]

## ICM2014 ― opening ceremony

ICM2014 — opening ceremony // Gowers’s Weblog I’d forgotten just how full the first day of an ICM is. First, you need to turn up early for the opening ceremony, so you end up sitting[…]

## Stochastic Calculus and Differential Equations for Physics and Finance

Review of Stochastic Calculus and Differential Equations for Physics and Finance, by Joseph L. McCauley Download a free copy of the review here.

## Prof Simon Donaldson of Imperial College, London, wins 1.8 million pound prize #Maths

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 was[…]