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“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny”
Famous mathematicians / Maths in the society / Opinion / Pop culture

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny”

My plan for today was to publish an article about π, to celebrate the International Pi Day (check out my last year’s post). Unfortunately we all woke up to hear very sad news: Stephen Hawking has died. Only yesterday I and my office mate J. had an interesting conversation about the importance of social skills … Continue reading

Maths in Basel
Famous mathematicians / Maths - behind the scenes / Maths is fun

Maths in Basel

A few days ago I visited Basel, a beautiful city located between three countries: Switzerland, France and Germany. Even a famous mathematical problem was named after this place. In 1644 an Italian mathematician Pietro Mengoli stated the following question: what is the numerical value of the sum For many years this problem confused even great … Continue reading

Feeling blue?
Maths - behind the scenes / Maths in the society / Maths is fun / Opinion / Pop culture

Feeling blue?

The mission of my blog is to show you surprising ways of using maths. However, today I’ll make an exception: I’ll talk about an example of maths abuse. Surely you’ve heard that tomorrow we have the Blue Monday, apparently the most depressing day of the year. Even restaurants and shops all over the UK become … Continue reading