#### Curious maths: finding the solution

Unsolved problems in mathematics have intrigued us for centuries. It took over 350 years for anyone to provide a proof for Fermat's Last Theorem, considered by many as the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics, and no one has yet offer....

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Unsolved problems in mathematics have intrigued us for centuries. It took over 350 years for anyone to provide a proof for FermatÕs Last Theorem, considered by many as the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics, and no one has yet offe....

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Artists are constantly on the hunt for interesting new structures to frame their creative process. From composers to painters, writers to choreographers, the mathematician's palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has proved a powerful inspiration.

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We joined SIMC 2012 and won the commendation award. In this presentation, we showed our original theories that we had solved with mathematics problems. We also told what we had learned through the competition. It was not only about the problems....

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The prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17... are those whole numbers with no factors, numbers that divide evenly into larger numbers, other than themselves and 1. They are the building blocks of arithmetic and have fascinated mathematicians for millen....

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The visible universe has edges, known as event horizons, which surround a black hole or a region of space speeding away faster than light. Event horizons are governed by a strikingly simple set of quantum laws which imply that black holes are at on....

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Bill introduces queueing theory and uses it to design the most efficient check out line

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Henry Briggs was the first Gresham Professor of Geometry. In this lecture he describes the College's early days, and surveys the history of the Geometry Chair over the succeeding 400 years.

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The 'circle number' pi has fascinated people for thousands of years. Who first called it pi? who had it engraved on their tombstone? who tried to pass a law declaring it to be 3.2? how can we find pi by tossing needles? and can one square the circle?

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The Web and associated technological and social networks provide both mathematical challenges and opportunities. How do we model the evolution of these networks taking into account both observed features and incentives?

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Rigid interfaces force people to present or look at information the wrong way. We need a new generation of flexible Web tools that help people gather the information they want from wherever it is, organize it however they like, create the interaction....

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Social networks and collaborative tagging systems have taken off at an unexpected scale and speed. Pretty much everyone now generates Web content. This represents a revolution in usage and a great opportunity to leverage collaborative knowledge to en....

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Systems as diverse as the World Wide Web, Internet or the cell are described by highly interconnected networks with amazingly complex topology. Recent studies indicate that these networks are the result of self-organizing processes governed by simple....

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Professor MacKay talks about Dasher, and other communication systems designed using information theory; especially communication systems aimed at disabled people.

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What do we mean by exponential growth? how quickly does your bank balance grow? how quickly does a cup of tea cool, or radium decay? what shape is a washing line? and what is the link with Gresham College?

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Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, a surprise Christmas bestseller, is now accompanied by his Hoard of Mathematical Treasures. Both books are mathematical miscellanies for the general public, ranging from one-liners to mini-essa....

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The last few years have seen the emergence of remarkable connections between fluctuation statistics in complex quantum systems and some long-standing and important problems in number theory, such as the distribution of the primes. They are still myst....

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Symmetry is all around us. Our eyes and minds are drawn to symmetrical objects, from the sphere to the swastika, from the pyramid to the pentagon. Of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world around us, this unique phenomenon indicat....

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Practical mathematical models are becoming an accepted part of most medical and scientific disciplines. A few of the more unlikely applications are justifying intertribal warfare, the benefits of cannibalism, how the leopard gets its spots and demons....

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GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins arithmetic, geometry, algebra and calculus. It offers multiple representations of objects in its graphics, algebra, and spreadsheet views that are all dynamically linked.....

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The power of mathematical notation and reasoning is exploited to relate a famous recreational mathematics problem (hat problem) with an important method for sending and receiving messages that have a small percentage of errors (Hamming codes). The pr....

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An introduction to the life and style of the amazing Paul Erdös. Paul Hoffman describes the life of Erdös in an intimate and entertaining glimpse into the global world of mathematics. Erdös was unusual not only intellectually but also in the way....

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This is a fully interactive program allowing many useful ways of investigating conic sections both visually and algebraically. It comes with a full set of explanatory notes for both teacher and pupil.

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