Issue 37 of Plus is now out!
What is maths? Is it an art form with every idea a work of perfect beauty?
Is it a quest for truth that may one day deliver a Theory of Everything? Or
is it a tool, essential in anything from fighting crime to calculating
airline ticket prices? In this issue we show you that it's all of these,
and that it can even produce its own media superstars.
In Issue 37:
Omega and why maths has no TOEs
Can maths produce a Theory of Everything?
Carla Farsi is both an artist and a mathematician, who declared 2005 her
Special Year for art and maths. Find out what she got up to, and what it's
like being a part of both worlds.
Crime fighting maths
Maths may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about
fighting crime. But a closer look reveals that it is behind many of the
techniques that modern detectives rely on.
Einstein as icon
One hundred years ago, in 1905, Albert Einstein changed physics forever
with his special theory of relativity. Since then his name — and hair do —
have become synonymous with genius. We explore his superstar status.
I'm not paying that!
Going anywhere this Christmas? Then you've no doubt noticed that airline
ticket prices are a lot higher now than at other times of the year. Find
out how maths is to blame.
Career interview: maths teacher
Want a job that takes you around the world? Then consider teaching.
Also in this issue:
Mystery Christmas theft
Help us help maths
and A collector's piece
Plus all the latest mathematical news and reviews.
Happy reading and a merry Christmas from the Plus team!
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