- Counting fish in a lake
- Queuing at Heathrow
- Catching criminals with DNA profiling
Karen Zhu and Danishia Vijayakumar accompanied Mr Winston and Ms Copin to the Royal Society for a celebration of the IMO team and a lecture by Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Officer at the Home Office. He discussed applications of mathematics to:
Teams to be announced shortly. Watch this space!
It's official! Year 11 have done it. 91% A* rate, 100% A*-A rate.
So nice to be welcoming your ninja skills into Year 12.
Nicole, this year's Maths Society president, gave a superb talk on the history of different bases and implications in number theory.
She engaged with the audience (often by testing their mental maths skills, with only a few embarrassing consequences, and in one case leading to Mr Winston getting a round of applause). She showcased some interesting Babylonian mathematics at the board all from memory. She also delighted us with fascinating anecdotes on topics from Swedish artillery to negative bases, all culminating in a very moving conclusion about the (often neglected) importance of cultural diversity to mathematics.
Thank you Nicole for an uplifting and very entertaining talk.