## “…the numbers, Mason!” (Part 2)

In the last post we talked about how we normally engage with Maths in terms of media portrayal and social media interaction. But if we look at the research going on right here at the University, we can see the impression a great passion for Maths can leave. Dr Sibylle Schroll (one of the […]

## “…the numbers, Mason!” (Part 1)

If you try typing “Maths” into the GIF finder on Facebook, you’ll probably find the “Zach Galifianakis from the Hangover card counting scene” that you see dotted all over Twitter. So a pretty realistic interpretation of what you can expect to achieve with a Maths degree then. But in a wider sense, this only […]

## Master and Remainder (Part 2)

And we’re back! It’s been a while since my last post but it’s a new year, so it’s a new chance for me to promise a lot and deliver a little. So after part 1, I was bunkered down in the library. I have occasionally managed to surface, where I’ve realised the challenges a […]

## Leicester 101

Welcome everyone to the first of (hopefully) many blog posts! Firstly let’s give a big hand to last year’s blogger Lois for doing a great job for the department and we wish her the best of luck as she begins studying her MSc in France. Now, there’s a little bio at the bottom of the […]

## “New Year, New Me”

I think I saw the “New Year, New Me” Facebook status a record number of times this year. It seems most of my friends have decided to try to improve their fitness/study/outlook on life this year and after much deliberation I decided to follow suit. That being said, I often make a new year’s resolution […]

## The Power of Seven

Seven. It’s the fourth prime number and the number of days in a week. It is also the number of Chakras and the atomic number of Nitrogen, the most abundant element in the Earth’s atmosphere. Whether you give this particular number any profound meaning or not, we all witnessed yesterday the power of seven. That’s […]

## Deadlines and Counting down to Christmas

It almost seems like Christmas is upon us already, but being a student, there’s a lot to get done before I can think about going home and wrapping presents and seeing family. All of our modules have group projects in for this Friday, including a poster about the properties of a particular polynomial, and a revision sheet […]

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