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

Maths in Basel
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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?
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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