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The Maths Study Group is an initiative of the former department of Maths, Stats and Foundation Studies, aimed at providing a forum for mathematically-minded people, within the Faculty and elsewhere, to meet and share ideas.

Each week somebody gives an expository talk with the aim of increasing everybody's mathematical general knowledge.

Talks currently take place at approx. 1630 and are preceded by tea. Location details are emailed nearer the time: let Carrie Rutherford know if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

MSG meetings are currently hybrid in-person/videoconference events. Contact Carrie to get attendance/access details.

- Thursday 5th October, tba
- Thursday 12th October, tba
- Wednesday 18th October, Gresham College lectures: "Astronomy and the Forging of Mathematical Communities", from 4 p.m. (actual or virtual, registration required)
- Thursday 26th October, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Coprime polynomials"

- Thursday 21st September, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Probability of coprime polynomials" based on this theorem of the day.
- Thursday 14th September, Robin Whitty, "Polygons and a hash function II" (slides)
- Friday 8th September, Tony Forbes (LSBU) "Packing 1:1:4 bricks into cubes"
- Thursday 31st August, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "Packing bricks into cubes"
- Thursday 24th August, Robin Whitty, "Polygons and a hash function" (slides)
- Friday 4th August, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Aperiodic monotiles"

**Background:**aperiodic monotile**We watched:**chiral aperiodic monotilemore accessible, a bit silly BUT raised questions for discussion A New Tile in Newtyle - Numberphile - YouTube Finally, a true Aperiodic Monotile! - YouTube more in-depth and answered most of them! Aperiodic Monotile - Mad as a Hat - YouTube Chiral Aperiodic Monotile - Spectre in the Machine - YouTube (this page also has links to the paper on ArXiv and - separately - to a proof that nested hierarchies are not periodic)

- Friday 28th July, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "A conjecture of Erdős on angles in d-dimensional space"
- Friday 21st July, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "Pythagoras’ Theorem revisited" (extracts of related M500 articles)
- Friday 7th July, Tony Forbes (LSBU) "A different type of graph design"
- Friday 30th June, LMS AGM and Hardy Lecture
- Tuesday 13th June, Gresham College/online lecture, Robin Wilson, "Connecting the Dots: Milestones in Graph Theory"
- Thursday 8th June, Robin Whitty, "The Star of David theorem" (slides)
- Thursday 1st June, Jon Selig (LSBU), "Screw systems and their classification" (slides)
- Friday 26th May, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "Partitions"
- Thursday 11th May, Graham Lovegrove (Open), tba (slides)
- Thursday 27th April, Robin Whitty, Binomial coefficients (slides)
- Thursday 13th April, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "A new proof of Pythagoras' Theorem"
- Thursday 30th March, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "A property of graphs II"
- Wednesday 22nd March, outing to IMA-LMS Christopher Zeeman Lecture and Medal Presentation, Royal Society
- Thursday 9th March, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "A nifty theorem about determinants II"
- Thursday 2nd March, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "A property of graphs"
- Friday 17th Febrary, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "A nifty theorem about determinants"
- Thursday 9th February 2023, Robin Whitty, "Euler tours and sets of permutations" slides (800KB, pdf)
- Thursday 2nd February 2023, Tony Forbes presented a puzzle concerning snub polyhedra
- Thursday 22nd December, Robin Whitty, "Pascal's triangle minus 1" slides
- Friday 16th December, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "The Sylvester–Gallai Theorem: proofs from the Book" slides
- Thursday 8th December, Carrie set us some homework viewing: this video about the connections between jigsaw puzzles and bell ringing … via group theory
- Wednesday 23th November, outing to IMA Presidential Address "A Mathematical Eye", by Professor Paul Glendinning
- Friday 18th November, outing/online to LMS AGM and Naylor lecture
- Thursday 10th November, Carrie Rutherford(LSBU), "Colouring matroid reductions" (based on this Matroid Union blog post)
- Thursday 3rd November, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "The slope problem" slides, and some papers: Ungar's proof; the 3D version; matroids.
- Friday 28th October, Tony Forbes and Carrie Rutherford(LSBU), "Pentagonal geometries and identifying codes"
- Wednesday 19th October, Outing/Online: The Annual BSHM Gresham College Lectures "Ideas About Proof in Mathematics"
- Tuesday 11th October, Outing to Gresham College/Online lecture "The Maths of Coins and Currencies" by Sarah Hart
- Thursday 6th October, Robin Whitty, "Pascal's triangle" slides

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