Addition and Abstraction In a previous post, I talked about the mathematical idea of generalisation – taking a system or idea and extending it in as many directions as possible to see what other interesting things we can … 09. Aug 2019 | By Katie Steckles | 1 comment

HLF 2018: Women in Mathematics Throughout Europe, An Exhibition HLF 2018 — “Don’t you know? Mathematics isn’t feminine.” It’s the kind of backward, old-fashioned comment one can imagine a little girl getting in the midst of a 1950s elementary school math competition. But Nilanjana … 25. Sep 2018 | By Gina Smith | 1 comment

PI DAY 2018: Think You Know Everything About Pi? Think Again … Pi Day 2018 is March 14. If you think you know everything about the apparently endless irrational number Archimedes tried and failed to claim as his own, test yourself with this collection of Pi trivia, videos and history right here .. Read more 14. Mar 2018 | By Gina Smith | 2 comments

What’s in a scientist’s mind? the HLF Questionnaire – Part 3 Martin Hairer is a mathematician specialized in probability. He started his training in physics, but soon realized that physics can be a bit ‘dirty’. That is, making assumptions in physics can be messy, while mathematics … 13. Feb 2018 | By Constanza Rojas-Molina | 1 comment

What is in a scientist’s mind? – The HLF Questionnaire Ever wondered what do scientists think? What are their motivations, what inspires them…what is their favorite symbol? Francisca is a Computer Scientist in Nigeria, and a participant of last September’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum. During her … 06. Nov 2017 | By Constanza Rojas-Molina | Comments Off on What is in a scientist’s mind? – The HLF Questionnaire

Is mathematics realistic or idealistic? The closing talk of the HLF’s main lecture programme (before the young researchers and laureates head off to participate in scientific interaction with SAP representatives to discuss maths and computer science in industry) was given … 16. Oct 2017 | By Katie Steckles | 14 comments

Young Researchers Learn from Each Other at HLF17 Despite the pride of being selected to the prestigious program “Heidelberg Laureate Forum,” what can a young researcher get out of this unique opportunity? It is a question which I always had and it always … 24. Sep 2017 | By Guest blogger | 0 comments

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Your last minute checklist for the Oscars of Maths Conferences As you board your plane this week for the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, get ready to have the time of your life! I know I will and I am doing some very strategic prep to … 22. Sep 2017 | By Alaina G. Levine | 0 comments

The Professor with a Billion Students Ben Orlin of Math with Bad Drawings on the The Professor with a Billion Students Last September in Germany, between talks at the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, I managed to catch a few minutes … 25. Aug 2017 | By Ben Orlin | 1 comment

Three Rules for Tackling a World-Famous Math Problem Ben Orlin of Math with Bad Drawings brings you Three Rules for Tackling a World-Famous Math Problem While I was listening to Sir Andrew Wiles speak, I saw the writer next to me had … 17. Aug 2017 | By Ben Orlin | 1 comment