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

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

Nights out, blondes and Disney princes
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Nights out, blondes and Disney princes

The most sexist movie scene? The famous “if we all go for the blonde” from “A Beautiful Mind” definitely could win such a competition. If you haven’t seen this scene, stop reading and do it now (unless your PhD work is screaming for attention, then stop reading anyway, you have other stuff to do). Otherwise … Continue reading

Why are you laughing?
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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
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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