Tag Archives: numbers

Alex through the looking glass

A few years ago now, I wrote about the launch of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, a maths book for the general public by Alex Bellos. This year, I have read the follow-up, Alex through the Looking Glass, which I got … Continue reading

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Mathematical Structures, 0

My new course “Mathematical Structures” begins next week. (This is my slightly perverse way of celebrating my retirement.) Every week, after the lectures, I will post the lecture notes and supplementary material on the course web page. This will be … Continue reading

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Favourite numbers

The BBC website, to commemorate the death of Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Count von Count, posted a piece giving ten readers’ favourite numbers, and ten speculations as to why the Count’s favourite number was 34969. I don’t … Continue reading

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