Funbers! Fun facts about numbers that you didn't realise you've secretly always wanted to know...

New from the Naked Mathematician, Tom Crawford, is the Funbers series in partnership with the BBC. Each 3-minute episode looks at a number more closely than anyone ever really should, to tell you the fun facts that you didn't realise you've secretly always wanted to know. Read more
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The Florilège de la popularisation des mathématiques

In the framework of the French Bid to host the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 (ICM 2022) in Paris, a new website devoted to the popularization of Mathematics has been launched. Its name being Florilège de la popularisation des mathématiques (Anthology of popularization in mathematics). Read more
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NeoTrie VR - Maths in Virtual Reality

The University of Almería (Spain) and Virtual Dor are very happy to advance you that NeoTrie VR, a software currently developed by them, will be launched in a few months. Read more
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Women in Applied and Computational Mathematics (workshop)

The Workshop "Women in Applied and Computational Mathematics" that will be held at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, in L'Aquila (Italy) from 9 to 11 May 2018. This three-days event is designed for researchers challenged by the application of various techniques in modern analysis and computational mathematics to intriguing problems arising in physics, material science and biology. Read more
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2017 top posts from the Naked Mathematician

In true end of the year style, here's a countdown of the top 3 posts from the Naked Mathematician on tomrocksmaths.com in 2017... In third place, the questions sent in and voted for by YOU! Thanks for sending in all of your fantastic questions this past year, and please do keep them coming - more videos are on the way for early 2018. Read more
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Plus Magazine Monthly Column – November 2017 – Part II: Preventing Pandemics

Plus http://plus.maths.org is a free online magazine about mathematics aimed at a general audience. It is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project, based at the University of Cambridge and our aim is to open a door onto the world of maths for everyone. Read more
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Plus Magazine Monthly Column – November 2017 – Part I: Smale’s chaotic horseshoe

Plus http://plus.maths.org is a free online magazine about mathematics aimed at a general audience. It is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project, based at the University of Cambridge and our aim is to open a door onto the world of maths for everyone. Read more
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October Highlights from the Naked Mathematician

A round up of some of the highlights from the Naked Mathematician Tom Crawford from the month of October... October has been a busy month for the Naked Mathematician as he embarks on a new role as a tutor at the University of Oxford. Fortunately, he has still found the time to answer your maths questions with the latest instalments including: What is the Gamma Function? And how many ping pong balls would it take to raise the Titanic from the ocean floor? The Gamma Function appears regularly in probability and statistics, but what actually is it? And what does its graph look like? Tom introduces the definition of the function in terms of a factorial and an integral, before revealing some of its most interesting properties. Read more
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Call for contributions in “Mathematics & Art” for Aplimat Conference

We publish a call for contributions in the field of “Mathematics & Art” for Aplimat Conference, sent by two members of the Scientific Board of the conference. It is now possible to send one or more contributions in the field of “Mathematics & Art” for Aplimat Conference*, which will be held in Bratislava from February 6th to February 8th 2018. Read more
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Winners of the Maths of Planet Earth exhibition announced!

In 2013, Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) together with UNESCO and IMAGINARY started an interactive mathematics exhibition, which was created by the community via an international competition. From 2016 to 2017, a second competition was staged. Mathematics of Planet Earth, UNESCO, the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), and IMAGINARY are announcing the winners of the second international competition for exhibition modules for the Open Source Exhibition Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE). Read more
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