Crime + Mathematics = Crimatics

Maths may seem very different from the confused, unpredictable and highly relevant business of fighting crime. But in fact maths is very relevant. It is integral to many of the methods police use to solve crime, including dealing with fingerprints, accident and number-plate reconstruction and tracking down poison.

Rare events happen all the time!

If you rearrange the letters in the word William Shakespeare you can spell ‘here was I like a psalm’. In the book ‘King James Bible’ in Psalm 46, the 46th word is ‘shake’ and the 46th word from the bottom is ‘William’. Coincidence…? Yes!

Should You Buy A Lottery Ticket?

Spending $2 to stand a chance to win $100million sounds like a deal only a numb nut would pass. Every single day millions of these deals are made in the USA and people happily participate. But have you ever wondered if the lottery is too good to be true?

Room at the Hilbert Infinity Hotel

Have you heard about the famous “Hilbert Infinity Hotel”?. They’ve taken the concept of “Athithi Devo Bhava” way too seriously!
Jokes apart, they love their guests (& money of course) SO much that even when the Hotel is FULL, they will have a vacancy for you!

Ramanujan Summation

-Nishant Oswal I am sure you must have heard about various kinds of series during your high school. Remembering the formulae for their summation without knowing what practical application could such series have was boring, right?  Not anymore. There are various interesting sequences which have surprising results. They have been used by researchers and scholarsContinue reading “Ramanujan Summation”

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