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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

A big loss…
Famous mathematicians / Maths in the society

A big loss…

When I wrote about Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female Fields medalist, I didn’t expect that only four months later we’ll have to say goodbye to her… Yesterday this 40-year-old professor died after a battle with breast cancer. It’s a great loss not only for mathematicians working in the fields of  complex geometry and dynamical systems, but … Continue reading

Seeing double
Maths - behind the scenes / Maths is fun

Seeing double

Whenever I write a new blog post, I discover something new. Usually it’s a fun maths fact, but this time I stumbled upon a website for aspiring millionaires: http://most-expensive.com/. You’ll find there answers to all your burning questions about most expensive things : celebrity homes for sale (it’s Billy Joel’s Sagaponack Village Home, if you’re … Continue reading