Monthly Archives: August 2014

First female Fields medallist

Tomorrow, this year’s Fields medals were awarded*. The four recipients of this prestigious quadrennial accolade have made profound advancements in their respective areas of mathematics, specifically: Artur Avila has revolutionised the study of dynamical systems, proving many hitherto open conjectures … Continue reading

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How to do geometry properly

For literally thousands of years, people have been writing books about elementary geometry. Many of these, such as Bradley and Gardiner’s Plane Euclidean Geometry, are concerned with solving problems in Euclidean geometry. They are subsequently bought by many adolescents intending to … Continue reading

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