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Surviving the zombie apocalypse with mathematics

What should you do if you meet a zombie this Halloween? A crack team of PhD students at the University of Sheffield have used mathematics to work out the best way to survive an uprising of the…

From  Faculty Of Science on January 17th, 2020 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Solar Spicules - Breakdown

Scientists, as part of an international team, at the University of Sheffield have moved a step closer to solving a mystery which has puzzled applied mathematicians and physicists for over a century.

From  Faculty Of Science on December 4th, 2019 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Solar Spicules

Scientists, as part of an international team, at the University of Sheffield have moved a step closer to solving a mystery which has puzzled applied mathematicians and physicists for over a century.

From  Faculty Of Science on December 4th, 2019 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Ann Cairns - Vice-Chairman for MasterCard

We had the pleasure of welcoming Ann Cairns, the Vice-Chairman of Mastercard back to the University. Ann is a graduate of the School of Maths and Statistics, and was back to meet with a group of…

From  Nick Kennard on November 22nd, 2019 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Leonardo da Vinci: Father of fluid mechanics

Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by the patterns in nature. As Sheffield has been marking the 500th anniversary of his death with a major exhibition of his drawings, mathematician Dr Elena Marensi…

From  Robert Cooke on August 14th, 2019 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Maths Anxiety

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Maths anxiety is a particular type of anxiety that affects a person’s reasoning ability when confronted with mathematics. It usually…

From  Jessica Keen on November 16th, 2018 0 likes 22 plays 0  

Undergraduate study in Mathematics and Statistics at Sheffield

Our mathematics and statistics courses teach you the fundamental principles behind these important and fascinating subjects. You'll be able to focus on the areas that interest you the most and…

From  Robert Cooke on August 15th, 2018 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Sample lecture with Dr Sam Marsh

Dr Sam Marsh from the School of Mathematics and Statistics gives a short sample lecture on hyperbolic identities.

From  Robert Cooke on August 15th, 2018 0 likes 7 plays 0  

A flipped classroom approach to teaching basic maths skills

Although numerical competence is essential for success in the biological sciences, a number of students at this institution and others struggle with their maths skills and confidence. Rebecca Barnes,…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 37 plays 0  

Science Communication MSc

The Science Communication MSc at the University of Sheffield allows you to explore your creative voice within the dynamic field of SciComm. Gain the creative media, journalistic and critical…

From  Nathan Adams on May 8th, 2018 0 likes 28 plays 0  

WRLTF 11 April 2018 Rebecca Barnes - A flipped classroom maths module for biosciences

Rebecca Barnes, from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at The University of Sheffield, describes a flipped module she has created to tackle "maths anxiety" amongst…

From  Graham McElearney on April 20th, 2018 0 likes 33 plays 0  

MASH at the University of Sheffield

Maths and stats at university can be very different to what you’re used to. But fear not: MASH - The Maths and Statistics help service is here to support you throughout your time at Sheffield.…

From  Tom Foster on November 21st, 2017 0 likes 920 plays 0  

The Perfect Way to Share a Cake

Dr Eugenia Cheng shows how sibling negotiations and egalitarian sharing can be achieved using the Steinhaus cake cutting problem.

From  batchUser on April 25th, 2017 0 likes 38 plays 0  

The Perfect Stack of Maltesers

Dr Eugenia Cheng show us the well known "sphere packing problem", and in doing so helps us answer the important question - how many Maltesers can you pack in your mouth?

From  batchUser on April 25th, 2017 0 likes 28 plays 0  

The Perfect Mobius Bagel

Dr Eugenia Cheng explores the mathematical concept of the Möbius band in pursuit of creating an infinite bagel with cream cheese and salmon....

From  batchUser on April 25th, 2017 0 likes 15 plays 0  

The Perfect Puff Pastry

Dr Eugenia Cheng shows how a mathematical progression can transform three sheets of shortcrust into the perfect puff pastry...

From  batchUser on April 25th, 2017 0 likes 13 plays 0