What’s hot and what’s not, Issue 05

Mathematical fashion advice for an ever-changing world


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


HOT Maths memes

Even better if they’re royalty-free images, because it’s not cool to steal other folks’ cartoon-based work

NOT Twitter

Used to be full of fun maths; now full of people declaring the end of the world. Sad!

HOT Schrödinger’s cat

NOT Schrödinger’s cat

brexit map

HOT Psephology

It definitely gets our vote. Stats can totally help with elections and referenda

NOT Getting it wrong

2016 whoops…


HOT Upsilon

Rising star of the Greek alphabet (apart from *) and its capital looks like a diving whale


NOT Lowercase V

Not even its own letter vntil 1386

French bridge

HOT Pont Saint-Bénézet

Satisfies the Euler characteristic despite being old and unfinis—
[Picture: Chiugoran, CC BY-SA 3.0]

NOT Bridges of Königsberg

So many better ways of drawing a house these days

New pound coin

HOT Dodecagons

Because solids of constant width aren’t edgy enough
[Picture: Royal Mint under their fair use licence]

NOT Solids of constant width

Roll over, 20p and 50p (while preserving your width), there’s a new quid on the block!

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