# Past lectures

One of the most important patterns that a mathematician looks for is whether or not an object has symmetries i.e. is left unchanged or...

For centuries massive intellectual effort has gone into methods of ensuring secure communication, because of its importance in...

Combinatorial mathematics is concerned with selecting, arranging and counting objects of various kinds. Included under its wide umbrella...

In 1972 the meteorologist, Edward Lorenz, delivered a lecture with the title Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in...

Mathematics is important to us all. So it is important to enable young mathematicians, clear-thinking and passionate about their...

The idea of a proof as a simple, easily-checked method of establishing truth has undergone modification in the age of computers. ...

An area of which 19th century British mathematics could be uniformly proud was applied mathematics where new techniques were used on a...

When lives depend on calculations, human error can kill. From the early days of computing, one problem has been that they...

There are many kinds of pattern in mathematics and many ways to think about them. But when it comes to visual patterns, one viewpoint...

Not necessarily, for example the average person has fewer than two legs! This is because some people have fewer than two legs but...

Long multiplication, long division and logarithms are, for many, dim-remembered memories, and few now use these skills. We...

Carl Friedrich Gauss one of the greatest mathematicians, is said to have claimed: "Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and...