# Category: Mathematics and Society

## Gravitational waves get Nobel Prize – article from plus magazine

Gravitational waves get Nobel Prize

from plus magazine by Marianne Freiberger

‘This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.’

## You don’t need permission to be a great mathematician! Dr Nira Chamberlain in chalkdust

You don’t need permission to be a great mathematician!

Article in published in chalkdust as part of *Black Mathematician Month 2017*.

## Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges.’

Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges.’

“These two films explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions.”

The Mathematical Institute, Oxford University.

## Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe – Roger Penrose

Lecture at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University

## UK Textbooks à la Chinese / Singapore Math Style

[**Original Financial Times Article**] Google: UK maths books fail DfE test

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UK, USA, France are copying Chinese Math (from which the “Singapore Modeling Math” derived) in Primary schools, this proves my above-mentioned “* Ideal Math*” formula is correct. The 2 Asian countries were top in 2015 PISA Math Test for 15-year-old students, while UK was ranked 27th.

It remains to see if China / Singapore reciprocate the French Math theoretical foundation rigor in High Schools (Junior Colleges) and in the first 2 years of undergraduates for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students.

Compared with Fields Medals (equivalent to Nobel Prize in Math), the picture is reversed – where USA, France and UK are top. The secret lies in the formula : the multiplying factor – (* French), ie the math theoretical foundation notably…

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## Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Why does the practice of mathematics often fall short of our ideals and hopes? How can the deeply human themes that drive us to do mathematics be channeled to build a more beautiful and just …