PAUL ERDŐS – a short chronology

Since I read "The Man who Loved only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth" by Paul Hoffman, I have wanted to create an infographic - short chronology - on Paul Erdős. I have spent a lot of time thinking what it should include and things like that, so here is the... Continue Reading →

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Women in Mathematics

In December, we have decided to write more about women mathematicians on our Facebook page. In this post, I wanted to share some of my favorite and most inspirational examples. With every example, I will also share some books for further reading. Maria Gaetana Agnesi - I have chosen her as the first example for... Continue Reading →

John Napier – at the Museum

As promised in my last Visiting Edinburgh post, here is the post about John Napier. This summer holiday, I have spent a little bit of time in the National Museum of Scotland. I was very surprise to find out something about John Napier in there. I have read about him being born in Scotland, but... Continue Reading →

Blaise Pascal

Today, 19th June, we are celebrating Blaise Pascal's birthday. In the past week, I have written a post related to his work: Pascal's Triangle. I also recommend you read about Pascal's Wager (his mathematical argument to justify belief in God and a virtuous life). Here is a short infographic on his mathematical contributions. Enjoy! Source: Wikipedia.  Hope... Continue Reading →

Quotes by Einstein

On the 14th of March we celebrated both Pi Day and Albert Einstein's birthday. In the past I have written a couple of posts about Pi (More Pi and  It's Pi Weekend), so I thought it was just right this year to talk about Einstein. Instead of writing about what he has accomplished, I thought... Continue Reading →

Mathematicians of December

December is almost over, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that you are enjoying the last bits of preparations for New Years Eve. Also, I am on holiday (school holiday for 2 weeks) and I have a couple of posts prepared for the start of the year, which I am extremely excited for.... Continue Reading →

Mathematicians of November

November is almost finished and it was a hard cold month here in Scotland. But I don't want to talk about weather, of course. For this post I have chosen a couple of great mathematicians born in November. Enjoy! 1. George Boole (2 November 1815) was an English mathematician. First time I have heard about him was... Continue Reading →

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