Prime time
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Prime time

Had you recently visited our maths department, you would have felt like during the World Cup: students and researchers engaged in heated discussions while watching a 45-minute-long video. Only instead of a football game, we followed a lecture broadcast from Heidelberg in Germany. On Monday 24th September, Sir Michael Atiyah, the esteemed Fields Medalist and … Continue reading

What you don’t see
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What you don’t see

Do you have a cat? You might want to think about moving to a flat on the sixth floor or higher. The study shows that cats surviving falls from floors below the sixth tend to get more serious injuries than the ones falling from higher floors. It might be because at the fifth floor level … Continue reading

The remarkable man
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The remarkable man

If you ever forget the name of some theorem, try to look confidently and claim it’s “the one by Gauss”. You might be wrong, but the odds are in your favour. Today we celebrate the 241st birthday an ingenious German mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss. He’s often named the greatest mathematician of all times, and while … Continue reading