Statistics has Guinness to thank for the Student’s t-test.
A statistical method widely used today by scientists and others is all thanks to a statistician at a Guinness brewery whose work was published anonymously more than a century ago.
What surprises will this year’s tournament have in store?
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Can a computer model correctly predict the results of the first round in this year's tournament? These mathematicians think so.
Searching for role models in the math world.
Women's History Month is a time to recognize female role models. In mathematics, when we think of powerful women, we should think of Marion Walter.
William Farren and David Pinsent: two of Farnborough’s flying mathematicians.
Pinsent family archive.
The audio version of a long read on the daring mathematicians who took to the skies to help make early air travel safer.
The internet has not only changed the kinds of answers historical study can provide, but also what questions can be asked.
Small differences account for a shooter’s consistency.
A basketball computer program simulates millions of trajectories in search of the ideal shot.
Collaborations between mathematicians, cancer biologists and clinical oncologists enable both rapid cost-effective testing of cancer drug combinations, and deeper understanding of cancer drug resistance.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Mathematicians have joined the fight, developing models to both test cancer drug combinations and understand chemotherapy drug resistance.
Through abstraction, the underlying essence of a mathematical concept can be extracted.
The distribution of prime numbers from 1 to 76,800, from left to right and top to bottom. A black pixel means that the number is first, while a white pixel means that it is not.
The discovery of a new prime number -- and it’s a big one -- is a great opportunity to revisit Marin Mersenne, the French theologian who dreamed of a formula that could predict where they hide.
To break down the “math barrier” that has been shown to limit success in school, career and life, all children must learn their times tables.
Parents can teach very young children to "skip count" at the kitchen table, and it will set them up to be successful math learners throughout their secondary and post-secondary education.
A Friend in Need (1903).
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge
With a proposition bet, the odds are always against you.
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Prime numbers are a mathematical mystery.
Big data makes it a bit easier to guess your next move.
Predicting human behavior is big business. But science may never be able to do so with perfect certainty.
England’s top performing maths pupils achieve a very high standard but the bottom performers lag far behind.
But could the influences of Shanghai and Singapore help?
Topkapi Palace Museum
The voluntary ITP is a much-needed service that translates science-related digital materials into Arabic for a general audience.
Can you prove Santa Claus exists using mathematical logic?
How do you prove Santa Claus exists using mathematical logic? A review of Fry and Evan's book on the mathematics of Christmas.
Illinois’s Fourth Congressional District is often called out for its ‘earmuff’ shape, but there’s an ideal behind its strange appearance.
Gerrymandered districts are under fire across the US. But a weird district shape isn't necessarily a bad one.
Breaking down the big numbers.
Today's news can often involve mind-bogglingly large numbers. A math professor shares some tricks for understanding it all.
Hidden Figures, the movie, showcased the importance of Black women in mathematics.
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Mathematics departments in Canada have a poor record on equity, diversity and inclusivity says a gay mathematics professor. Here he speaks about the hopeful changes he sees coming.
Navdeep Bains, Canada’s
innovation, science and economic development minister, takes part in a technology event in Ottawa in May 2017. The Canadian government has started up a $1.26-billion fund to support innovation-related business investments.
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If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.