This is the nineteenth match in our group stage, but there’s been a change to the schedule: from Group 3, it would’ve been Vicky Neale against Sunil Singh. Unfortunately, some grade A eejits have made a situation where Sunil can’t concentrate on the competition any more, so he’s had to pull out. Vicky had already…

# The Big Internet Math-Off 2019, Group 2 – Marianne and Rachel vs Sameer Shah

This is the eighteenth match in our group stage: from Group 2, it’s Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas up against Sameer Shah. The pitches are below, and at the end of this post there’s a poll where you can vote for your favourite bit of maths. Take a look at both pitches, vote for the…

# Maths at the Edinburgh Fringe, 2019

As the hordes descend upon the city of Edinburgh for another August-ful of comedy, theatre, arts and culture, the question I’m sure you’re asking yourself is, ‘what about the maths?’ Zero problem: we’re here with a quick guide to some of the big pluses you’ll find in the Fringe Guide.

# The Big Internet Math-Off 2019, Group 1 – Alex Corner vs Alaric Stephen

This is the seventeenth match in our group stage: from Group 1, it’s Alex Corner up against Alaric Stephen. The pitches are below, and at the end of this post there’s a poll where you can vote for your favourite bit of maths. Take a look at both pitches, vote for the bit of maths…

# Alan Turing is the face of the new £50 note

The Bank of England has announced, following a public poll, that the new £50 note will feature mathematician, cryptographer and computer science pioneer Alan Turing. While this might seem like unambiguous good news, the issues it raises are more complicated than they first appear. Here’s a guest post from LGBT+ mathematician Calvin Smith with his…

# The Big Internet Math-Off 2019, Group 4 – Kyle D Evans vs Anna Haensch

This is the sixteenth match in our group stage: from Group 4, it’s Kyle D Evans up against Anna Haensch. The pitches are below, and at the end of this post there’s a poll where you can vote for your favourite bit of maths. Take a look at both pitches, vote for the bit of…

# The Big Internet Math-Off 2019, Group 3 – Jim Propp vs Sunil Singh

This is the fifteenth match in our group stage: from Group 3, it’s Jim Propp up against Sunil Singh. The pitches are below, and at the end of this post there’s a poll where you can vote for your favourite bit of maths. Take a look at both pitches, vote for the bit of maths…