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Posted May 14, 2013: Graph theorist Kenneth I. Appel (1932–2013)
Posted May 8, 2013: Carnival of Mathematics no. 98 now on show!
Posted April 30, 2013: Danielle Wang tops EGMO scoreboard for 2nd year
Posted April 18, 2013: Carnival of Mathematics no. 97 now on show!
Posted April 5, 2013: Pierre Deligne named 2013 Abel laureate
Posted March 30, 2013: Topologist Mary Ellen Rudin (1924– 2013)
Posted February 28, 2013: House of Lords launch for LMS " Advancing Women in Mathematics" report
Posted February 12, 2013: UK study "first of its kind to quantify the economic value of mathematics research"
Posted February 10, 2013: 48th known Mersenne prime found
Posted February 6, 2013: Carnival of Mathematics no. 95 now on show!
Posted February 3, 2013: Fun 2 ,3, 4! A new exhibition at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Poughkeepsie NY
Posted January 24, 2013: New mathematical model makes gravitinos responsible for dark matter
Posted January 10, 2013: Carnival of Mathematics no. 94 now on show!
Posted December 29, 2012: Congratulations to mathematicians Francis Kelly, Terence Heard and Jenny Ramsden recognised in the 2013 New Year Honours List
Posted December 16, 2012: Museum of Mathematics opens its doors in NYC
Posted December 11, 2012: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 launches
Posted December 6, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 93 now on show!
Posted December 2, 2012: James Gleick's The Information wins Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books
Posted November 24, 2012: WWII carrier pigeon poses puzzle for modern codebreakers
Posted November 20, 2012: Fluid dynamics explains Emperor penguin huddling
Posted November 9, 2012: New inequalities suggest quantum entanglement effect is genuinely instantaneous
Posted November 9, 2012: Euclid lends his support to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Posted November 7, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 92 now on show!
Posted November 5, 2012: AMS announces inaugural class of fellows
Posted October 21, 2012: computer proof announced for Feit–Thomson Theorem.
Posted October 13, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 91 now on show!
Posted October 9, 2012: Congratulations to 2012 Nobel Physics laureates Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland
Posted October 7, 2012: Maria Chudnovskey receives 2012 MacArthur Fellowship
Posted October 4, 2012: Congratulations to Peter Neumann and Arieh Iserles, 2012 David Crighton Award winners
Posted October 1, 2012: Elsevier widens free online access to archived mathematical publications
Posted September 27, 2012: Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books shortlist announced.
Posted September 23, 2012: PolyMath Wiki establishes clearing house for abc conjecture proof
Posted September 20, 2012: Charles Townes honoured at first Golden Goose Awards ceremony
Posted September 09, 2012: Proof of abc conjecture mooted
Posted September 03, 2012: Paralympic gold medalist Sophie Christiansen "likes to muse about algebraic number theory"
Posted August 30, 2012: William Thurston, giant of topology, leaves.
Posted August 25, 2012: Proposed rival to Gaussian elimination prompts lively blog debate
Posted August 6, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 89 now on show!
Posted August 1, 2012: MAA's Mathfest runs 2–4 August
Posted July 17, 2012: South Korea wins 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad with perfect 6 gold medal tally.
Posted July 07, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 88 now on show!
Posted June 24, 2012: Alan Turing's death: Jack Copeland declares ignorabimus.
Posted June 16, 2012: Congratulations to Tim Gowers and Manju Tank cited for mathematics in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Posted June 13, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 87 out today!
Posted May 8, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 86 out today!
Posted May 5, 2012: Tau gets world-record attempt: 1st 2000 digits to be recited by 12 year old
Posted April 18, 2012: April is Mathematics Awareness Month
Posted April 1, 2012: Endre Szemerédi awarded 2012 Abel prize
Posted March 16, 2012: Experiment fails to replicate faster-than-light neutrinos
Posted March 13, 2012: π Day is also Einstein's birthday!
Posted March 8, 2012: Verbal skills may give girls an advantage in arithmetic
Posted March 4, 2012: Wednesday March 7 is World Mathematics Day!
Posted February 24, 2012: Turing's morphogenesis gets empirical support
Posted February 19, 2012: Mathematicians' Elsevier boycott gains momentum
Posted February 3, 2012: 5 prime numbers suffice, announces Terence Tao
Posted January 28, 2012: Congratulations to Cameron Counts on its milestone 300th posting!
Posted January 19, 2012: Herbert S. Wilf, pioneer in combinatorics and computational mathematics, dies at age 81
Posted December 30, 2011: Happy 70th birthday Stephen Hawking!
Posted December 27, 2011: Newton manuscripts digitised
Posted December 20, 2011: new study finds "gender equity and other sociocultural factors are primary determinants of mathematics performance at all
Posted December 16, 2011: Google adds function plotting to its search engine.
Posted October 27, 2011: Herbert Hauptman, mathematician and chemistry Nobel laureate dies at age 94.
Posted October 20, 2011: Ireland celebrates Maths Week 15–22 October
Posted October 06, 2011: Bayes' Theorem 'outlawed' by UK judge
Posted October 01, 2011: Barbara Keyfitz named 2012 Noether Lecturer
Posted September 22, 2011: Top UK mathematicians petition PM against EPSRC 'micromanagement'
Posted September 19, 2011: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences opens AIMS-Sénégal
Posted September 5, 2011: 250th Anniversary of Thomas Bayes' death celebrated at Edinburgh University
Posted August 26, 2011: Blue Waters supercomputing project in danger of collapse.
Posted July 31, 2011: Writer Alex Bellos invites you to join his `what's your favourite number?' experiment!
Posted July 27, 2011: 4th gold medal makes Lisa Sauermann IMO's most sucessful ever contestant.
Posted July 21, 2011: Mathematician Nuno Crato named Minister of Education for Portugal.
Posted July 10, 2011: Princeton team tile 3-space with octahedra and tetrahedra.
Posted July 6, 2011: Future of Mathematics Study invites public input.
Posted June 26, 2011: Mathematics Genealogy Project records now exceed 150000 in number.
Posted June 11, 2011: Congratulations to atmosphere modeller Huw C. Davies, awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Posted June 6, 2011: Michael Aschbacher Awarded 2011 Schock Prize in Mathematics.
Posted May 30, 2011: Alan Turing's classic Halting Problem paper celebrates its 75th birthday.
Posted May 25, 2011: Maths graduate Nathan Cleverly installed as WBO boxing champion.
Posted May 14, 2011: Today we celebrate the life of Antonia J. Jones (1943–2010).
Posted May 12, 2011: Happy 2nd birthday Cameron Counts! a particularly beguiling blog.
Posted May 2, 2011: Ravi Kannan wins 2011 Knuth prize for his work in computational complexity and algorithm design.
Posted April 21, 2011: American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects woman mathematician: Marsha Berger one of 8 new mathematician members.
Posted March 24, 2011: John Milnor awarded 2011 Abel Prize ‘for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra’.
Posted January 22, 2011: Algebraic formula for partition numbers discovered, by Ken Ono and colleagues .
Posted January 15, 2011: Congratulations to Sherry Gong of Harvard University, winner of the Twenty-First Annual Alice T. Schafer Prize !
Posted December 31, 2010: Congratulations to statistician Adrian Smith knighted in the New Year's honours list!
Posted December 30, 2010: London Mathematical Society launches Phase 1.1 of new website
Posted December 17, 2010:The Best Writing on Mathematics 2010 published by Princeton University Press, edited by Mircea Pitici
Posted December 5, 2010: Maurice Wilkes, father figure of British computing, dies at 97.
Posted November 26, 2010: 'sensational' solution to Erdős's 1946 Distinct Distances Problem presented by Larry Guth and Nets Hawk Katz.
Posted November 19, 2010: Mathematician David Mumford received the National Medal of Science from President Obama this week in a White House ceremony.
Posted November 15, 2010: Bletchley Park codebreaker Peter Hilton dies at the age of 87.
Posted October 12, 2010: Thursday 21 October will mark a world-wide celebration of Martin Gardner on what would have been his 96th birthday.
Posted October 7, 2010: 50 nanometre Möbius strip created using 'DNA' origami by researchers at Arizona State University.
Posted September 20, 2010: Mathematics of string theory gives testable predictionabout quantum entanglement.
Posted September 16, 2010: New algorithm for finding Hamilton cycles beats 40-year-old record.
Posted September 9, 2010: Proof of non-relativistic chaos in early universe announced by Katrin Gelfert and Adilson E. Motter.
Posted September 2, 2010: Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2010 shortlist announced, including Why Does E=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
Posted August 30, 2010: Every starting position for Rubic's cube can be solved in 20 moves — it's official!
Posted August 20, 2010: 2010 Fields medallists announced: Elon Lindenstrauss, Ngo Bau Chau, Stan Smirnov and Cedric Villani. Read details.
Posted August 18, 2010: A serious claim to a proof that P≠NP has earned the attention of some of the world's leading mathematicians. Follow the story from here.
Posted August 7, 2010: New record claimed for computed decimals of π: Five trillion places on a single desktop!
Posted July 29, 2010: We learn with sorrow of the death of David Blackwell, the world-renowned statistician, at the age of 91.