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Winning the Abel with bubbles News

by David Shaw, 28 March 2019 | 0 comments

Picture of a woman standing infront of a blackboard.

One of the biggest prizes in mathematics has just been announced! Karen Uhlenbeck has won the Abel Prize, and will receive her award from the King of Norway in May. She has answered questions in many areas of mathematics. Plus, one of her most famous results explores questions that have no answer.

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Time travel, anime and maths News

by David Shaw, 6 February 2019 | 4 comments

DVD cover image animated picture of 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys with the title, The melancholy of Haruhu Suzumiya Collection.

Way back in 2006, an unusual anime began airing on Japanese television. Although the series was about aliens, time travel and other supernatural events, no one could have predicted the strange effects that The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumia would have on the world of mathematics.

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