A British mathematican at Imperial College London has won a mathematics prize worth £2.3 million. I had no idea there was this much money in maths. I’ve told Ben he … Continue reading Purple cardigan
Elizabeth had some homework this week which involved asking a member of her family to write some random numbers between 0 and 1,000 on a piece of paper for her … Continue reading Insufferable mathematicians
Our new clock arrived to replace the one I broke. I really like it. I love that every number is a three. Three is a prime number too and primes are the best.
I accidentally broke Ben’s clock. I knocked it off the wall, thinking I was reaching for the light switch, and it fell on the floor and broke. We love Ben’s … Continue reading A mathematician’s clock
I just watched this movie for the second time and it was just as fantastic as the first. We watched it with Daniel and he really enjoyed it and indeed … Continue reading The Imitation Game
It was school holidays last week while I was in Utah and Ben had to juggle looking after the kids with work. One day he took them into the department … Continue reading Proving theorems
Whenever Ben tells a stranger at a party he’s a mathematician the response is usually something like, “I hated maths at school”. It’s a very common response but if you … Continue reading What not to say to a mathematician at a party
Last night, just as I was about to hop into bed, I was forced to endure a lesson on platonic solids. And no, unfortunately platonic solids have nothing to do … Continue reading Platonic solids
Apparently we can vote here. Amazing. I was under the impression that we couldn’t vote since we don’t have permanent residency but it seems I was wrong. When I arrived back … Continue reading Voting, blogging, times tables, and Aberdeen
A big congratulations to my husband today who won the New Zealand Mathematical Society research award for 2012. He won jointly with another mathematician from Auckland, Tom ter Elst. Here’s a … Continue reading Congratulations to Ben!