Algebra and Chemistry: An Intriguing Overlap.

The links between different STEM subjects is always a topic for discussion, and normally we just take peoples’ word for this. Remember at school a teacher saying, “this applies in Physics too” or “you’ll use this in Chemistry next year”, but just how far does this go and how deep are the connections between two …

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You’re one in a (quarter of a) million: the mathematics of finding love

Okay, enough on the physical aspects of attraction (this isn’t Love Island – but if you’re interested go and read my previous article). Let’s take a look a bit deeper at those aspects of attraction that are beneath the skin. There are a number of traits that science has proven to be commonly attractive for …

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Beauty is in the $\Phi$ of the beholder: the mathematics of human attraction

Human attraction is often regarded as a mystery. How many times has one of your friends got a new partner and you’ve thought to yourself “Dear God, what do they see in them?”? Probably quite a lot – I know I have (sorry friends)! The thing is, human attraction has many components. Is their body …

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Meet The Lecturers – Carl-Fredrik Nyberg Brodda

Leanne and I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Carl, who is a current PhD student here at the University of East Anglia. Starting here in 2018, Carl has almost finished his PhD titled “The word problem in combinatorial group and semigroup theory” under the supervision of Dr Robert Gray. Hi Carl! As you didn’t …

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Euler’s method & Hidden Figures – is it really ‘old maths’?

At some point in a Mathematician’s life, they will hear Mathematics being referred to as a ‘Universal Language’. In your world, $5+5=10$, and if you go over to your neighbour’s house, $5+5$ will still be equal to $10$. Flying halfway across the world? If it’s not too obscure, ask a local and they will (hopefully) tell you that $5+5$ does indeed equal $10$. So, it …

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