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Why do mathematicians love blackboards?

Associate Professor Pierre Portal explains why this old-fashioned piece of technology is still so special to mathematicians.

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Exploring the mathematical universe – connections, contradictions, and kale

Exploring the mathematical universe – connections, contradictions, and kale

Pure mathematics often yields unanticipated applications, but without a time machine to look into the future, how do mathematicians like me choose what to study?

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Why maths’ bad reputation doesn’t add up

Associate Professor Adam Piggott: mathematical ideas can transform our world

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    Associate Professor Pierre Portal explains why this old-fashioned piece of technology is still so special to mathematicians.

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    Associate Professor Adam Piggott knows how mathematical ideas can transform our world, and he wishes more people were in on the secret.

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    Portrait of a man standing inside a building

    Why maths’ bad reputation doesn’t add up

    Associate Professor Adam Piggott knows how mathematical ideas can transform our world, and he wishes more people were in on the secret.
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    Exploring the mathematical universe – connections, contradictions, and kale

    Exploring the mathematical universe – connections, contradictions, and kale

    Pure mathematics often yields unanticipated applications, but without a time machine to look into the future, how do mathematicians like me choose…
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    7 Mar 2024 | 4 - 5pm

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