What Maths Really Does - Public Lecture online

How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Professor Alain Goriely, Statutory Professor of Mathematical Modelling in Oxford, explains how mathematics provides the framework and models from which physicists, chemists, biologists, medics, engineers and economists build an understanding of our world and construct the tools to improve our lives.

 

Roger Penrose - Forbidden Crystal Symmetry

In this lecture Sir Roger Penrose describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2-fold, 3-fold, 4-fold, or 6-fold. Yet, in the 1970s, 5-fold, 8-fold, 10-fold and 12-fold, ‘almost’ crystalline patterns were found, often beautiful to behold.

These structures have influenced mathematicians and architects alike, notably in the new Mathematical Institute Building where Roger’s own unique non-repeating pattern adorns the entrance.

 

Mathematical Bake Off 2014

See if you can identify the maths behind some of the entries in our mathematical bake-off.

Mathematics underpins much of our lives. Even time spent in the kitchen. See if you can identify the maths behind some of the entries in our Mathematical Bake Off. Answers below the images.

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