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Why are you laughing?
Maths - behind the scenes / Maths in the society / Maths is fun / Pop culture

Why are you laughing?

I like to think that mathematicians are normal human beings – with one exception. Our jokes. Hilarious for us, completely not understandalbe for muggles. Time to change that! Today I’ll introduce you to my favourite maths puns and try to explain them. Don’t worry if you get lost – many of these jokes relate to … Continue reading

Cheesy and Nerdy
Maths - behind the scenes / Maths in the society / Maths is fun / Pop culture

Cheesy and Nerdy

If I like a song, it probably can be described as cheesy or nerdy. Luckily there exists a song that fulfils both criteria: “Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)” by the Klein Four Group. The video is absolutely fabulous, make sure you watch it before you continue reading! To help you fully appreciate the cheesiness … Continue reading

Simpson in: “Kidney Trouble”
Biomathematics / Maths in the society / Stats

Simpson in: “Kidney Trouble”

Comparison of treatment of renal calculi by open surgery, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy. In applied maths we deal not only with integrals and random processes, but also with ideas proposed by biologists, meteorologists, economists or medical doctors, as in this case. The trick is to pick out the essence of their research and … Continue reading