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Posted December 5, 2014 New Alan Turing Institute for Data Science confirmed by chancellor
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Posted December 4, 2014 2015 JMM prizes announced by MAA
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Posted December 3, 2014 Quantum computer factorises 56153
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Posted December 2, 2014 MegaMenger: Level 4 Menger sponge (90-ε)% complete
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Posted November 25, 2014 Belfast street to be named after Bell's Theorem
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Posted November 24, 2014 Happy 2.32.7-th birthday, American Mathematical Society!
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Posted November 14, 2014 In memoriam Alexandre Grothendieck (1928–2014)
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Posted November 4, 2014 Fabiola Gianotti to be next Director General of CERN
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Posted October 25, 2014 In memoriam Kathryn Chaloner (1954–2014)
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Posted October 17, 2014 Evidence mounts for NSA sabotage of encryption software
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Posted October 13, 2014 Jean Tirole wins Economics Nobel for mathematical models of market behaviours
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Posted October 8, 2014 Mathematics & CS count cost of Microsoft Lab closure
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Posted October 4, 2014 David Blackwell receives posthumous National Medal of Science
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Posted October 3, 2014 Quantum data compression achieved
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Posted September 28, 2014 In memoriam Jacqueline A. Stedall (1950–2014)
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Posted September 27, 2014 Black holes 'disproved' by controversial mathematical model
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Posted September 25, 2014 In memoriam Alexey Chervonenkis (1938–2014)
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Posted September 23, 2014 Large increase in quantum state teleportation record
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Posted September 22, 2014 Mathematical model casts doubt on sharks' mathematical powers
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Posted September 17, 2014 MacArthur Foundation fellowship for Yitang Zhang
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Posted September 15, 2014 Richard Lipton awarded 2014 Knuth Prize
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Posted September 13, 2014 In memoriam Kathleen Ollerenshaw (1912–2014)
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Posted September 12, 2014 London's Science Museum receives £5m donation for Mathematics
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Posted September 11, 2014 Memorial to Bill Tutte unveiled in Newmarket
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Posted September 2, 2014 Chimps outperform humans in game theory experiment
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Posted August 27, 2014 Simultaneous breakthroughs resolve large prime gaps conjecture
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Posted August 24, 2014 Mathematician Kate Smith-Miles wins 2014 Georgina Sweet award
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Posted August 23, 2014 In memoriam Bryce McLeod, 1929–2014
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Posted August 18, 2014 Mathematics becomes most popular UK A Level subject
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Posted August 15, 2014 Flyspeck project for formal proof of Kepler's Conjecture completed
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Posted August 14, 2014 Subhash Khot: 2014 Nevanlinna prize winner
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Posted August 13, 2014 Artur Avila, Manjul Bhargava, Martin Hairer, Maryam Mirzakhani: 2014 Fields medallists
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Posted August 7, 2014 du Sautoy wins 2014 Christopher Zeeman Medal for Promotion of Mathematics to the Public
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Posted August 6, 2014 Rosetta rendezvouz: a great day for all mathematical sciences
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Posted August 1, 2014 Physical support for Turing's theory of morphogenesis
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Posted July 29, 2014 In memoriam David Broomhead (1950–2014)
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Posted July 25, 2014 Grigory Perelman reportedly relocates to Sweden
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Posted July 23, 2014 Institute of Measurement awards Thomson Gold medal to Marcus du Sautoy
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Posted July 21, 2014 Drama about Alan Turing to open 2014 London Film Festival
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Posted July 16, 2014 RSS announces 2014 Award for Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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Posted July 13, 2014 IMO2014: China top for 2nd year running
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Posted July 11, 2014 IMO2014: >3000 candidates' submissions now being marked
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Posted July 8, 2014 Geoff Smith elected to lead International Mathematical Olympiad
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Posted July 1, 2014 Huge success of Ramanujan trailer, viewed over 130000 times on youtube
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Posted June 27, 2014 CÚdric Villani announces Museum of Mathematics for Paris by 2018
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Posted June 23, 2014 Five winners of inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics announced
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Posted June 21, 2014 Fermat's home town unviels new statue
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Posted June 18, 2014 Michael J. Hopkins awarded 2014 Nemmers Prize
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Posted June 8, 2014 Turing Test 'passed' at level of 13-year-old
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Posted June 5, 2014 St Andrews best for Mathematics according to Guardian league table
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Posted May 30, 2014 Consistent 3m teleportation of quantum state achieved
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Posted May 22, 2014 Congratulations Kate Juschenko: awarded AMS Centennial Fellowship 2014-2015
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Posted May 16, 2014 London's Science Museum plans new world-leading mathematics gallery
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Posted May 11, 2014 Yitang Zhang wins Ostrowski Prize for 2013
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Posted May 9, 2014 Matt Haig's The Humans set to become major film
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Posted May 2, 2014 Congratulations Tom Bridgeland, Geoffrey Grimmett, Martin Hairer and Vladimir Markovic, elected Royal Society fellows
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Posted May 1, 2014 HoTT wins $7.5m dollar grant from US Department of Defense
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Posted April 29, 2014 Mathematics fills top job spots in Wall St Journal article
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Posted April 26, 2014 Monkeys able to acquire basic numeracy skills
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Posted April 23, 2014 Congratulations Ukraine: top in 3rd European Girls' Math Olympiad!
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Posted April 21, 2014 In memoriam Sandy Green (1926–2014)
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Posted April 8, 2014 2014 ACM Turing award bestowed on Leslie Lamport
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Posted March 27, 2014 2014 Abel Prize award bestowed on Yakov G. Sinai
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Posted March 20, 2014 UK plans new Alan Turing Institute
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Posted March 12, 2014 Happy 25th Birthday WWW!
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Posted March 2, 2014 Navier–Stokes in news again thanks to Terry Tao
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Posted February 22, 2014 New class of convex polyhedra found
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Posted February 19, 2014 Computer establishes case C = 2 of Erdős Discrepancy Conjecture
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Posted February 14, 2014 Mathematician wins top prize for public engagement with science prize
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Posted February 3, 2014 'Amazing' breakthrough in combinatorics announced
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Posted February 3, 2014 Peter Sarnak awarded 2014 Wolf Prize in Mathematics
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Posted January 31, 2014 In memoriam Heini Halberstam
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Posted January 25, 2014 Proposed solution to Clay Millenium problem comes under scrutiny
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Posted January 9, 2014 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting draws almost 6500!
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Posted January 9, 2014 In memoriam design theorist and musician Donald Preece
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Posted December 31, 2013 Congratulations Celia Hoyles and Frances Kirwan, 2014 New Year Honours recipients!
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Posted December 24, 2013 Alan Turing granted royal pardon
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Posted December 18, 2013 Mathematical ability not inate, Norwegian study suggests
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Posted December 1, 2013 3-sphere triangulations counted
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Posted November 25, 2013 Congratulations Sean Carroll, winner 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books
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Posted November 23, 2013 Girls at UK single-sex schools 75% more likely to take maths
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Posted November 21, 2013 Dramatic new reduction in twin primes gap
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Posted November 20, 2013 Fred Sanger dies aged 95
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Posted November 10, 2013 2014 Class of the Fellows of the AMS announced
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Posted November 5, 2013 Gowers launches Polymath no. 9
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Posted October 29, 2013 Mathematician to be next head of European Research Council
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Posted October 23, 2013 Is mathematics all that remains of SUSY?
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Posted October 8, 2013 New John Baez blog for AMS celebrates mathematics through images
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Posted October 8, 2013 Congratulations Peter Higgs and Francois Englert! Nobel Physics laureates 2013
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Posted October 5, 2013 Oxford's Mathematics Institute celebrates its new building
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Posted September 21, 2013 Stable marriage pioneers honoured by Golden Goose award
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Posted August 6, 2013 Kadison-Singer problem solved
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Posted August 1, 2013 Functional encryption breakthrough creates non-reverse engineerable software code; practitioners sceptical...
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Posted July 29, 2013 Mathemagician celebrated in New York Times
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Posted July 26, 2013 Long-distance quantum cryptography gets closer
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Posted July 14, 2013 Deep connection announced between quantum non-locality and game theory
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Posted July 4, 2013 Congratulations Carnival of Mathematics: issue no. 100 out now!

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Posted June 30, 2013 Zhang twin primes gap down to ∼12000

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Posted June 26, 2013 Zhang twin primes gap reduced to 6× 104

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Posted June 15, 2013 Beal Conjecture joins $1million list

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Posted June 06, 2013 Carnival of Mathematics no. 99 now on show!

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Posted June 03, 2013: Falsity of Borsuk’s conjecture lowered to dimension 65

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Posted May 16, 2013: Two major advances in number theory announced

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Posted May 14, 2013: Graph theorist Kenneth I. Appel (1932–2013)

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Posted May 8, 2013: Carnival of Mathematics no. 98 now on show!

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Posted April 30, 2013: Danielle Wang tops EGMO scoreboard for 2nd year

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Posted April 18, 2013: Carnival of Mathematics no. 97 now on show!

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Posted April 5, 2013: Pierre Deligne named 2013 Abel laureate

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Posted March 30, 2013: Topologist Mary Ellen Rudin (1924– 2013)

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Posted February 28, 2013: House of Lords launch for LMS " Advancing Women in Mathematics" report

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Posted February 12, 2013: UK study "first of its kind to quantify the economic value of mathematics research"

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Posted February 10, 2013: 48th known Mersenne prime found

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Posted February 6, 2013: Carnival of Mathematics no. 95 now on show!

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Posted February 3, 2013: Fun 2 ,3, 4! A new exhibition at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Poughkeepsie NY

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Posted January 24, 2013: New mathematical model makes gravitinos responsible for dark matter

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Posted January 19, 2013: 2013 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards announced at JMM

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Posted January 10, 2013: Carnival of Mathematics no. 94 now on show!

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Posted December 29, 2012: Congratulations to mathematicians Francis Kelly, Terence Heard and Jenny Ramsden recognised in the 2013 New Year Honours List

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Posted December 16, 2012: Museum of Mathematics opens its doors in NYC

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Posted December 11, 2012: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 launches

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Posted December 6, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 93 now on show!

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Posted December 2, 2012: James Gleick's The Information wins Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

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Posted November 29, 2012: NRich offers on-line primary and secondary level math-puzzle advent calendars

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Posted November 24, 2012: WWII carrier pigeon poses puzzle for modern codebreakers

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Posted November 20, 2012: Fluid dynamics explains Emperor penguin huddling

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Posted November 9, 2012: New inequalities suggest quantum entanglement effect is genuinely instantaneous

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Posted November 9, 2012: Euclid lends his support to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

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Posted November 7, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 92 now on show!

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Posted November 5, 2012: AMS announces inaugural class of fellows

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Posted October 25, 2012: 2012 Nobel prize in Economics shared by Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley.

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Posted October 21, 2012: computer proof announced for Feit–Thomson Theorem.

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Posted October 13, 2012: Happy 100th birthday to Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw!

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Posted October 13, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 91 now on show!

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Posted October 9, 2012: Congratulations to 2012 Nobel Physics laureates Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland

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Posted October 7, 2012: Maria Chudnovskey receives 2012 MacArthur Fellowship

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Posted October 4, 2012: Congratulations to Peter Neumann and Arieh Iserles, 2012 David Crighton Award winners

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Posted October 1, 2012: Elsevier widens free online access to archived mathematical publications

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Posted September 27, 2012: Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books shortlist announced.

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Posted September 23, 2012: PolyMath Wiki establishes clearing house for abc conjecture proof

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Posted September 20, 2012: Charles Townes honoured at first Golden Goose Awards ceremony

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Posted September 09, 2012: Proof of abc conjecture mooted

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Posted September 03, 2012: Paralympic gold medalist Sophie Christiansen "likes to muse about algebraic number theory"

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Posted August 30, 2012: William Thurston, giant of topology, leaves.

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Posted August 25, 2012: Proposed rival to Gaussian elimination prompts lively blog debate

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Posted August 6, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 89 now on show!

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Posted August 1, 2012: MAA's Mathfest runs 2–4 August

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Posted July 17, 2012: South Korea wins 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad with perfect 6 gold medal tally.

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Posted July 07, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 88 now on show!

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Posted June 30, 2012: American Mathematical Monthly posts 1894–1922 issues free online at JSTOR.

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Posted June 24, 2012: Alan Turing's death: Jack Copeland declares ignorabimus.

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Posted June 16, 2012: Congratulations to Tim Gowers and Manju Tank cited for mathematics in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Posted June 13, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 87 out today!

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Posted May 8, 2012: Carnival of Mathematics no. 86 out today!

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Posted May 5, 2012: Tau gets world-record attempt: 1st 2000 digits to be recited by 12 year old

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Posted April 18, 2012: April is Mathematics Awareness Month

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Posted April 1, 2012: Endre Szemerédi awarded 2012 Abel prize

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Posted March 23, 2012: New math teaching award announced by Museum of Mathematics

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Posted March 16, 2012: Experiment fails to replicate faster-than-light neutrinos

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Posted March 13, 2012: π Day is also Einstein's birthday!

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Posted March 8, 2012: Verbal skills may give girls an advantage in arithmetic

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Posted March 4, 2012: Wednesday March 7 is World Mathematics Day!

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Posted February 24, 2012: Turing's morphogenesis gets empirical support

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Posted February 19, 2012: Mathematicians' Elsevier boycott gains momentum

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Posted February 3, 2012: 5 prime numbers suffice, announces Terence Tao

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Posted January 28, 2012: Congratulations to Cameron Counts on its milestone 300th posting!

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Posted January 19, 2012: Herbert S. Wilf, pioneer in combinatorics and computational mathematics, dies at age 81

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Posted December 30, 2011: Happy 70th birthday Stephen Hawking!

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Posted December 30, 2011: Brun's constant a featured number for 2011 on BBC Radio 4's More or Less

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Posted December 27, 2011: Newton manuscripts digitised

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Posted December 20, 2011: new study finds "gender equity and other sociocultural factors are primary determinants of mathematics performance at all
levels for both boys and girls".

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Posted December 16, 2011: Google adds function plotting to its search engine.

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Posted October 27, 2011: Herbert Hauptman, mathematician and chemistry Nobel laureate dies at age 94.

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Posted October 20, 2011: Ireland celebrates Maths Week 15–22 October

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Posted October 06, 2011: Bayes' Theorem 'outlawed' by UK judge

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Posted October 01, 2011: Barbara Keyfitz named 2012 Noether Lecturer

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Posted September 22, 2011: Top UK mathematicians petition PM against EPSRC 'micromanagement'

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Posted September 19, 2011: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences opens AIMS-Sénégal

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Posted September 13, 2011: 3rd annual Maths Prize for Girls will be hosted by MIT for Advantage Testing Foundation on September 17th

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Posted September 5, 2011: 250th Anniversary of Thomas Bayes' death celebrated at Edinburgh University

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Posted August 26, 2011: Blue Waters supercomputing project in danger of collapse.

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Posted July 31, 2011: Writer Alex Bellos invites you to join his `what's your favourite number?' experiment!

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Posted July 27, 2011: 4th gold medal makes Lisa Sauermann IMO's most sucessful ever contestant.

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Posted July 21, 2011: Mathematician Nuno Crato named Minister of Education for Portugal.

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Posted July 10, 2011: Princeton team tile 3-space with octahedra and tetrahedra.

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Posted July 6, 2011: Future of Mathematics Study invites public input.

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Posted June 26, 2011: Mathematics Genealogy Project records now exceed 150000 in number.

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Posted June 11, 2011: Congratulations to atmosphere modeller Huw C. Davies, awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Posted June 6, 2011: Michael Aschbacher Awarded 2011 Schock Prize in Mathematics.

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Posted May 30, 2011: Alan Turing's classic Halting Problem paper celebrates its 75th birthday.

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Posted May 25, 2011: Maths graduate Nathan Cleverly installed as WBO boxing champion.

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Posted May 14, 2011: Today we celebrate the life of Antonia J. Jones (1943–2010).

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Posted May 12, 2011: Happy 2nd birthday Cameron Counts! a particularly beguiling blog.

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Posted May 2, 2011: Ravi Kannan wins 2011 Knuth prize for his work in computational complexity and algorithm design.

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Posted April 21, 2011: American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects woman mathematician: Marsha Berger one of 8 new mathematician members.

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Posted April 06, 2011: Marcus du Sautoy calls for maths input for BBC LabUK. Got any ideas?

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Posted March 24, 2011: John Milnor awarded 2011 Abel Prize ‘for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra’.

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Posted February 19, 2011: Scott Chapman named as next editor-in-chief of world's most widely read mathematics journal.

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Posted January 22, 2011: Algebraic formula for partition numbers discovered, by Ken Ono and colleagues .

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Posted January 15, 2011: Congratulations to Sherry Gong of Harvard University, winner of the Twenty-First Annual Alice T. Schafer Prize !

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Posted December 31, 2010: Congratulations to statistician Adrian Smith knighted in the New Year's honours list!

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Posted December 30, 2010: London Mathematical Society launches Phase 1.1 of new website

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Posted December 17, 2010: The Best Writing on Mathematics 2010 published by Princeton University Press, edited by Mircea Pitici

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Posted December 5, 2010: Maurice Wilkes, father figure of British computing, dies at 97.

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Posted December 2, 2010: 'CERN for industrial mathematics' urged by European Science Foundation.

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Posted November 26, 2010: 'sensational' solution to Erdős's 1946 Distinct Distances Problem presented by Larry Guth and Nets Hawk Katz.

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Posted November 19, 2010: Mathematician David Mumford received the National Medal of Science from President Obama this week in a White House ceremony.

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Posted November 15, 2010: Bletchley Park codebreaker Peter Hilton dies at the age of 87.

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Posted November 11, 2010: Complexity theorists hail breakthrough result in circuit complexity by Ryan Williams of IBM's Almedan Research Center.

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Posted November 3, 2010: Judith Grabiner scores record fourth Ford Award from the Mathematical Association of America

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Posted October 26, 2010: Iconic scientist Benoît Mandelbrot dies aged 85, acknowledged as "largely responsible for the present interest in fractal geometry"

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Posted October 20, 2010: 20.10.2010 is United Nations' first World Statistics Day, coinciding with the launch by the Royal Staticial Society of its getstats campaign.

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Posted October 19, 2010: Over 60 parties now arranged for the worldwide Martin Gardner celebration this Thursday 21st!

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Posted October 14, 2010: We learn with regret of the death of Alf van der Poorten, notable number theorist and past president of the Australian Mathematical Society

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Posted October 12, 2010: Thursday 21 October will mark a world-wide celebration of Martin Gardner on what would have been his 96th birthday.

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Posted October 7, 2010: 50 nanometre Möbius strip created using 'DNA' origami by researchers at Arizona State University.

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Posted September 24, 2010: Winners of 2011 ICIAM prizes in applied mathematics announced (to be presented in Vancouver next July).

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Posted September 20, 2010: Mathematics of string theory gives testable predictionabout quantum entanglement.

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Posted September 16, 2010: New algorithm for finding Hamilton cycles beats 40-year-old record.

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Posted September 9, 2010: Proof of non-relativistic chaos in early universe announced by Katrin Gelfert and Adilson E. Motter.

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Posted September 2, 2010: Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2010 shortlist announced, including Why Does E=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

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Posted August 30, 2010: Every starting position for Rubik's cube can be solved in 20 moves — it's official!

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Posted August 20, 2010: 2010 Fields medallists announced: Elon Lindenstrauss, Ngo Bau Chau, Stan Smirnov and Cedric Villani. Read details.

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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.

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Posted August 13, 2010: The statistical world mourns the loss of John Nelder FRS famous for experimental design and for the Generalized Linear Model.

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Posted August 7, 2010: New record claimed for computed decimals of π: Five trillion places on a single desktop!

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Posted July 29, 2010: We learn with sorrow of the death of David Blackwell, the world-renowned statistician, at the age of 91.
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