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Mathematical genius: extrapolate from your own experience?

The BBC biography series Great Lives covered in its most recent episode Srinivasa Ramanujan. In the closing minutes of the programme, host Matthew Paris said this, which I found quite interesting (or at least, interestingly expressed): I’m so far from…
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Whilst amazing and affecting the story lost some of its lustre for me when I heard that Ramanujan had studied the number years earlier.
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Call for submissions for Math Teachers at Play blog carnival

Readers of The Aperiodical are probably familiar with the Carnival of Mathematics, a monthly blog roundup which takes any maths-related content. Did you also know there is a related blog carnival called Math Teachers at Play? The Math Teachers at Play…
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This year has been frankly ridiculous. And while we’ve done our best to cover all the hot maths topics throughout, we have inevitably missed a few. Here’s some mathematical news bits and bobs from 2016 which we (and you!) may have not noticed.
This year has been frankly ridiculous. And while we’ve done our best to cover all the hot maths topics throughout, we have inevitably missed a few. Here’s some mathematical news bits an…
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Multiples of nine have a useful and satisfying property - but how much further can Katie investigate, armed only with the spreadsheet app on her phone?
Multiples of nine have a useful and satisfying property – but how much further can Katie investigate, armed only with the spreadsheet app on her phone?
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Fun! Here's a spreadsheet pattern question I saw recently and don't know how to fully answer:

https://plus.google.com/112450509154466003385/posts/5UBrRvRw6bx

Oh, here's a direct YouTube link -- same content:

https://youtu.be/Xgb3jq4eLkc
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The Association for Women in Mathematics in the USA is running its annual essay contest again, open to students in three age categories from Grade 6 to undergraduate. Here’s the blurb: To increase awareness of women’s ongoing contributions to the…
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Registration for the 2017 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is now open!
Registration for the 2017 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is now open!
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The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of December, and compiled by the team, is now online at Ganit Charcha. The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own…
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Particularly mathematical New Year Honours 2017

Usually at this time of year, I have a look through the New Year Honours list for particularly mathematical appointments. Here are the names I’ve found that are particularly mathematical. Tricia Dodd, Chief Methodology Officer, UK Statistics Authority,…
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Here’s a selection of news stories about mathematical prizes that have been awarded/announced in the last couple of months.
Here’s a selection of news stories about mathematical prizes that have been awarded/announced in the last couple of months.
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Aperiodipal numero uno Samuel Hansen’s acclaimed podcast series Relatively Prime is back, on a new monthly schedule, with an episode about how PhD student Ibrahim Sharif designed a lottery to award licences to sell cannabis in the state of Washington.…
Aperiodipal numero uno Samuel Hansen’s acclaimed podcast series Relatively Prime is back, on a new monthly schedule, with an episode about how PhD student Ibrahim Sharif designed a lottery to…
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Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 60 of Puzzlebomb, for December 2016, can be found here: Puzzlebomb – Issue 60 – December 2016 (printer-friendly version) The solutions to Issue 59 will be posted around one month from now. This will be the…
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Back in 2013, our own Christian Lawson-Perfect came up with a way of making a solid from the smallest non-Hamiltonian graph, the Herschel Graph. Called the Herschel Enneahedron, it’s got nine faces (three squares and six kites) and the same symmetries as…
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