What’s hot and what’s not, Issue 11

Fashion is fleeting, Chalkdust regulars are not.


Maths is a fickle world. Stay à la mode with our guide to the latest trends.

HOT Epidemiological models

Keeping us safe, informing policy, saving lives. Maths is rarely this visibly important.

HOT Polytopes

All the hot maths celebs are joining in with #PolytopeSelfie. Find out how to adopt your own here.

NOT Isotopes

No-one wants to move to Albuquerque.

NOT Outdoor maths

No more calculating the height of the church spire (or tower) using trigonometry.

HOT Indoor maths

Read issue 11, solve the crossnumber, or write something for issue 12.


See this article.

HOT Coffee

See this article.

NOT $\nu$ (nu)

One of the least useful Greek letters.

HOT Fake $\nu$s

For example: $v$, $u$, $\upsilon$, or $y$.

HOT Tensors

A useful way to represent multidimensional data.

NOT Ten saws

Once you’ve got three saws, you probably don’t need any more.

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