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Winner of Best Audience Question competition announced!

In December, the Lecture audiences at the Royal Institution were asked to think of questions for mathematicians in CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone. Presenter Dr Hannah Fry then chose her favourite from those submissions. We’re pleased to announce the winner is…┬áRuiari from London for the question: “What is the worst thing that could happen to the field of mathematics right now?” Hannah answers: “In my opinion, the worst thing that could happen to the field of mathematics right now would be for mathematicians to forget that maths is not only a way of understanding the human and physical universe, but that it is also a way of manipulating that universe. So we as mathematicians have a responsibility to think about our work and how it might be used in the real world. If we ignore that responsibility then we will find ourselves on a very slippery slope.” Congratulations, Ruiari! You’ve won a … Continue reading

Posted on February 6, 2020 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Join the first evening live chat, from 7-8pm tonight!

Log in at any time between 7 and 8pm to CHAT to the experts in the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone! “What is the most complicated equation in the world?” “Could your work help cure future pandemics?” “What was the thing you found most difficult in maths in school?” What do you want to know? Come along to chat with the mathematicians in the after-school live chat this evening. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! How to join the evening chat Log in to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModJen and the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone team

Posted on January 30, 2020 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

Join the first evening live chat, from 7-8pm tonight!

Log in at any time between 7 and 8pm to CHAT to the experts in the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone! “What type of maths will you use to investigate cancer?” “Did you ever struggle in maths at school?” “How is algebra related to everyday life?” Do you have more questions like these that you’re bursting to know the answers to? Come along to ask them in the first after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! How to join the evening chat Log in to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModJen and the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone team

Posted on January 16, 2020 by modjen in News | 1 Comment