“Creativity can be defined as the ability to produce original and relevant ideas in a given context, to solve a problem or improve a situation. It is a key skill for adapting to change or provoking it.” Alizée Lopez-Persem, researcher in cognitive neuroscience at the Institut de Cerveau (PARIS BRAIN INSTITUTE).
“David Gregory (1661-1708) came of an illustrious line of Scottish mathematicians and astronomers. His father, also David, was the younger brother of James Gregory, the inventor of the Gregorian reflecting telescope. “
““I was looking for something else in my photo folders when I came across this”
“Microscopic examination of the notches made by a Neanderthal suggest that all 9 notches were cut at the same time, using the same stone blade.”
How many Tyrannosaurus rexes roamed North America during the Cretaceous period?
On Friday 6 November 2020, 11 life scientists and science communicators, and 11 mathematicians and computer scientists, from across the world, were recognised for their scientific achievements and the work they do to promote STEM for the next generation.
In traditionally male-dominated fields, such as STEM (for science, technology, engineering and mathematics), only two of every ten positions are occupied by women.
“Mathematical models help us understand nature in an extraordinary amount of ways and our study is a fantastic example of this.”
“It’s fascinating to think that these different pigment cells, all acting without coordinated centralised control, can reliably produce the striped patterns we see in zebrafish.”
All this week there will be activities and events to encourage people to look positively at all things mathematical.