The library of maths books at the CoLA Sixth Form building commemorates our Further Maths students over recent years, and some recent CoLA maths teachers leaving in July 2018, each with a book inscribed for her or him. Two books are inscribed for non-CoLA people, my daughters Daisy and Molly. Continue reading

# Category Archives: Applied maths

# Sanjoy Mahajan’s books on insight vs calculation in maths

# The maths of corn starch and traffic jams

On 4 November 2015 I went to a special lecture by Mike Cates, the new Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. As university professors often do when first appointed to their jobs, he gave an “inaugural lecture” designed to explain his work to a non-specialist audience. Continue reading