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If you want to learn something, teach it

The popular physicist, Richard Feynman, had an unparalleled way of communicating his subject.  His gift of teaching illuminated the lives of his students and, crucially, the non-expert public.  But it says a lot about the greatness of the man that … Continue reading

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This Complex System of Life

I recently read something that made me appreciate each and every one of us… “…everything is connected with everything else. Stars, clouds, forests, oceans and human beings are interconnected components of a single system in which nothing can exist in … Continue reading

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“How we Apply Mathematics”

In October, I visited Caracas, Venezuela, where my brother works as Head of a school.  Since my father hasn’t lived up to being an embarrassing dad, my brother has taken it upon himself to step in and fully enact this role by … Continue reading

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Ebrahim’s Adventures in Wonderland

adventure noun. an unusual, exciting, and daring experience. And so, isn’t adventure one of the foremost reasons for living?  To marvel at discovering new things and following new paths.  For some, the definition above is taken most literally – manifested in travel; … Continue reading

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Good things happen when you follow your passions

This is a quick update post to share the joy of winning a prize for an article I co-wrote with Andrew Irving (my fellow Bee).  The article, entitled “Pendulum Pattern Perception”, won the Early Career Mathematician Catherine Richards Prize 2014, … Continue reading

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Passion

This blog entry is written in memory of David Broomhead* One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is probably the most important thing that has got me so far in life – passion. I remember choosing to … Continue reading

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Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination

Maths is beautiful.  If you’re thinking this is a cliche, then you are precisely the person I wish to address with this post! I feel like mathematics is traditionally misunderstood.  In fact, being a ‘mathematician’, I am often misunderstood myself. … Continue reading

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