Math/Maths 104: Never mind Higgs; exact value discovered for pi

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Make Britain Count open letter to Michael Gove (but do they know their four times table?); Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC (or, perhaps, Confirmed: the Higgs boson does exist); Two new open access journals in mathematics, Forum of Mathematics, Pi and Forum of Mathematics, Sigma; World's Shifting Center of Gravity; Urban World: Cities and the Rise of the Consuming Class; Maths expert creates formula for 'perfect' tennis serve; Ready, a program for exploring continuous cellular automata including reaction-diffusion equations; Émilie; Museum of Mathematics Field Trip Reservations; Abel Prize 2013 call for nominations; Help Samuel spot the error in a proof of the exact value of pi; and more.

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Make Britain Count: Solve our maths problem, Michael Gove
Higgs
The Higgs boson: a massive discovery
Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC
Large Hadron Collider scientists claim Higgs boson God particle find
Confirmed: the Higgs boson does exist
Two new open access (OA) journals in mathematics, Forum of Mathematics, Pi and Forum of Mathematics, Sigma are being launched by Cambridge Journals
Gowers: A new open-access venture from Cambridge University Press
Tao: Forum of Mathematics, Pi and Forum of Mathematics, Sigma
Forum of Mathematics
World’s Shifting Center of Gravity
Urban World: Cities and the Rise of the Consuming Class
Maths expert creates formula for 'perfect' tennis serve - but is it too late for Andy Murray to master it?
Now, math formula to help tennis players hit 'perfect' serves
Ready, a program for exploring continuous cellular automata including reaction-diffusion equations
Émilie
Museum of Mathematics Field Trip Reservations
6th European Congress of Mathematics
53rd. International Mathematical Olympiad
Abel Prize 2013 Nomination Guidlines
ProofWiki
Help Samuel spot the error

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