## Death of a Beautiful Mind Mathematician

Today one of my Mathematical heroes was sadly killed in a car crash. His life was depicted in the Academy Award winning film Beautiful Mind. So why should this be an interest to the general public? 1.John Nash received the…

## Why were most of the General Election Polls Prediction wrong?

Why were most of the General Election Polls Prediction wrong? Most of the Polls forecast a hung Parliament but in truth there was always a probability of the Conservatives forming a Majority Government. Nevertheless, commentators focus on the Most Likely…

## Serious Logical Mind Training

Conrad Wolfram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Wolfram) has been giving talks on how to make mathematics more beautiful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsWKyFg9IdM. Conrad argues that mathematics should be more practical and more conceptual, but less mechanical,” and that “Calculating is the machinery of maths – a means…

## Proud to be a Mathematician – The Radio Debate

In 2005, I wrote an article for the IMA Mathematics Today called “Proud to be a Mathematician!” In this article, I informed the mathematics community how I had a lively debate with a radio DJ who had said that mathematics…

## Diary of a Black British Mathematician

What was the first blog you ever read and then avidly followed like a soap fan? Mine back in 2004 had to be Diary of Black Mathematician http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/mlk/mlk2015.pdf. Dr Edray Goins, now a Mathematics Professor (respect to you sir), use to write…