The lives of mathematics

The lives of mathematics

The gap we have with some disciplines is both huge and non-existent at the same time. We live and breathe mathematics; it is in everything that we do. While I’m writing this text and while you’re reading it, thousands of mathematical formulas are at work between you...
Why are bad approximations of numbers good for plants?

Why are bad approximations of numbers good for plants?

On Wednesday, 8 March, the mathematicians Simon King and Marcelo Forets gave a talk to about thirty second-year, third-year and fourth-year ESO students at the Escola Pia of Olot. Using a plant as an example, Simon King showed the spiral pattern of the plant’s leaf...
Talk on mathematics at the Petit Plançó

Talk on mathematics at the Petit Plançó

On Tuesday, 7 March, the mathematicians Julian Pfeifle and Marc Masdeu gave a talk to about sixty third-year and fourth-year ESO students at the Escola Petit Plançó. With the aid of a video in English, which gave an overview of some fields of mathematics, they talked...
Domesticant l’atzar (The Taming of Chance)

Domesticant l’atzar (The Taming of Chance)

“Domesticant l’atzar (The Taming of Chance)”, talk by three mathematicians at the INS La Garrotxa This morning, the mathematicians Marc Masdeu, Vincent Delecroix and Jean-Philippe Labbé gave two talks at the INS La Garrotxa. The first was to third-year compulsory...