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Chris Hadfield1,860,628That's right, ladies and gentlemen. There will be a Google+ hangout on air from the International Space Station. Learn more here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/feb/HQ_13-042_ISS_Google_Hangout.htmlSpace Station Google+ Hangout (On Air)2013-02-22 16:00:00608  

Paul Harper has been shared in 264 public circles

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Circle Share4,9502015-03-23 21:50:28400000
Paul Hutchinson2,176A G+ #FF post ... Here's my "Science" circle (at least 501 of the 1105 people in the circle)#tw #fb2015-02-27 21:06:56501000
Circles and Photography35,863Builders 5    1.16.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle   2015-01-16 21:44:5840810717
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466002
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465171632
Mamy Shimomatsu1,496#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  Share this circle to PUBLICNew Share Circle.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus 2015-01-09 17:03:21438008
Ikoupi1,158Happy New Year Circle - My last #sharedcircle  of the year.Hi folks, this is my last circle of the year. Wish you all to have a nice and amazing 2015 year on G+ and real life , a healthy year and lot of money and love !If you would like to be included in my next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.See ya all in 2015*****************http://www.ikoupi.com/*****************#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #circleshare #SocialMedia #SharedPublicCircles #PublicCircle #CircleOfTheDay #followers #follow #AddCircle #Sharers #Engagers #Awesomepeople #ikoupicircles  2014-12-31 18:10:025018613
Ichigo Kurosaki831Circle of awesomeness. Please followhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116338847187157094371/115447032474133435721/postswhen you see the message ;)2014-12-09 02:16:58449616
Brian Mcquillan14,906Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #circleshare #SocialMedia #SharedPublicCircles #PublicCircle #CircleOfTheDay #followers #follow #AddCircle #Sharers #Engagers #Awesomepeople #ShareAndBeShared2014-12-04 07:32:214516763114
Sharon Caroline3,867Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+! Add them all!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this. :)#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-03 10:28:12501001
Becky Collins19,437Diet Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-03 07:12:09426000
Richard Green88,785Engagers Showcase Circle, December 1, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of the posts listed below, in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I have not posted much in the last couple of months because I have been too busy, and so it has been a long time since the last reshare of the circle.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Millcreek Canyon Vista (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HuXLKw4GBwjAvoiding the unavoidablehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/TnW3pTWt6d7Hydrangea flowershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3LDn2js6pWpMicroscopic Victorian arthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ieybEmL7tUCApproximating e using the digits 1–9https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/W5E6HyihSuY“Vertebral 03 – Pendant Lampshade” by cordycepthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/eSo9svRbLapCentred polygonal numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QowshFUnPZ2Reinventing the wheel: Reuleaux polygonshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gDxTM5Ko8hbSunrise at Maroon Lake (reshared from +Jason Hill)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hvWMqo1HwvVSchmidt arrangementshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/eM3adto6nsj“Dream Creatures” by Elido Turcohttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ckjru8sN6AG“The Awakening III—Rebirth” by Luc Railhachttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KyNg9DD4YnXPoincaré and topologyhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/bmnd2URRAsfLytham St Annes (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/1015848892828789210522014-12-01 22:15:07443146111188
Allan watson12,311This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#Lebanon #Tajikistan #SharedCircles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle2014-11-18 10:35:46487648
Kylie Jenner10,628 If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 3  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-11-08 17:52:334577727
Kylie Jenner10,305#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-11-03 03:22:37457122
Kylie Jenner8,896#17 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:534585110
Kylie Jenner8,896#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:34457000
Becky Collins17,500Top Active Engager's Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-13 05:05:404783111
Noah Wesley6,406This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circle*#topcircle   #circleshareoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-30 05:20:29126211
John Sean145If you received a notification below or in the comments, you're included. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles.If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: •         +1 this circle•         Share this circle to PUBLIC•         Include me in your circles•         Comment on this post #topofthepeople   #influencermarketing   #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share2014-09-22 11:28:125481715
AyJay Schibig72,777DISCOVERY CIRCLE   9.17.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare  if you want to be included in this circle.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-17 23:03:44478554667
Becky Collins16,609Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-16 05:24:00459102
Richard Green81,215Engagers Showcase Circle, September 14, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I skipped over one post because it received too much engagement, but I'm including a link to it for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Do nuclear physicists have half life crises?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ayw6WPGGaFESt Peter's Church, Heyshamhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9DEtmbdz15zSmiling cow?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9NuqPpsgtBkThe look-and-say sequence and Conway's Cosmological Theoremhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEQ7zxFpJt4Cordyline australis, the “cabbage tree”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hktDAgyo6mA“Maurits, stop picking at it. You'll only make it worse.” by David Swarthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gj327Ywh33T“Phyllotactic Portrait of Fibonacci” by Robert Boschhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8LykdvHpRvPFountain in Williamson Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HzZTLQaQ9RT“Youth” by Silvia Cordeddahttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T2Lo3c2zLxvThe arithmetic derivative, the Goldbach conjecture, and the twin prime conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9nY35Ma1pbUGlobe Thistlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/i8mtiyVikWhTallinn (reshared from +Paul Harper)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/U4DAQxK5fkxCubes passing in the night (reshared from +Sean Walker)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32JKvAFqP9SThe graph of arctanhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FLvyDupud1z“Hopf Knott” by Peter Sittner2014-09-14 15:25:57463221118232
Kylie Jenner6,429#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 15:33:4245517923
Becky Collins15,950Dance Related Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-02 05:00:4347130935
Bob Calder16,881Math circle2014-08-26 01:37:4415112
Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-18 05:14:394770210
Andri Listriyono211#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-13 01:35:464578414
Kylie Jenner5,348#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:3845611520
Kylie Jenner5,348#7 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:204555519
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451213121238
Kylie Jenner4,909#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:55:5045614522
Kukuh Malindo2322014-08-02 10:20:4450015218
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:3045514417
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:2245614415
AyJay Schibig67,492DISCOVERY CIRCLE   7.24.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you want to be included.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-07-25 07:08:39486523362
Colin Wilson56Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Du2014-07-25 06:22:37469322
Legakulie3,512Legakulie hat Folgendes ursprünglich geteilt: **************NEW  CIRCLE EDITION*************                                      Boost your visibility on Google+  & share this unitedcircle!To be added to the unitedcircle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLICBest wishes from germany+Legakulie#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #unitedcircle   #followers  2014-07-21 15:47:0750110619
Doug Hyatt5,196THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 5    #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING IT ADDED 1,000+ FOLLOWERS FOR ME IN A WEEK.1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-16 15:49:10477151421
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990719
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
Richard Green74,896Engagers Showcase Circle, July 12, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Thistlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CKB7ks1VWZ3“Star Gate” by +Gary Matthews https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ean83YFix7sBubble (reshared from +Ann-Marie Jurek)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/PkybKJfXv14Gabriel's Hornhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MXNTuq8ZEBPHibiscus flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Xsmw62v98CHStackable 12-sided dicehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5mLoukdZAA5Astronomical book priceshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S15LTNxJA9GPyritohedral symmetryhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XQUYMrKGiAQSt Stephen's Basilica (reshared from +Laura Orange)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ApnSMBsUWFeCircular Pascal Arrays and Fibonacci numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/NVqYKoRVnHg“Fungi tree” by +Tom Beddardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/J6S4bDc6QwQAs always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2014-07-12 05:31:36476209123224
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:4645613617
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:3545712516
Mark Tillison15,294The UK CrowdIt's been a while since I shared the circle of UK Plussers I've been gradually curating over the last 12 months or so.If you're in the UK, you could do worse than follow this great crowd of folks who share good content, engage and lend a hand when folks need it.If you're not sure how to create circles and share them, read:http://tillison.co.uk/2014/06/19/circles-circling-sharing-circles/If you're new(ish) to Google+, I made a Community for beginners' tricks and tips and for you to ask questions - none of which are silly (we've all been there).https://plus.google.com/communities/101236419942719160905Thank you all, friends. #CircleShare   #Britpack  2014-07-06 21:24:2137111211
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:5145613115
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:4145711314
My-beez1,207Best engaged circles members :#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #topcircles2014-07-02 13:10:125012110
Kylie Jenner3,197GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RE-SHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:22:3745610118
Kylie Jenner3,197GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RE-SHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:22:1745710315

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2015-03-20 10:27:01 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Perfect conditions for the solar eclipse in sunny 90% dark South Wales ! 

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2015-01-04 17:02:10 (7 comments, 17 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

A flipping good Christmas gift!
(or on the stability of asymptomatic solutions to the tippe top…)

One of my more interesting gifts for Christmas was this “impossible balancer” small gift from the Science Museum.   I discovered this has a more universally known name of “Tippe top”.  I took this slow-mo video of it in action (the sound is also worth listening to).  It kept me fascinated by it over the holiday season - you really can’t easily spin it to rotate on its cylindrical stem but instead when you spin it on its spherical body, it flips upside down and then spins on the stem.  I’m no physicist, but have enjoyed reading some of the related explanations; it seems the tippe top has fascinated physicists and mathematicians for generations.  Real physicists please forgive my layperson attempt at an explanation below…

A particular feature is that thecentre of mass does ... more »

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2015-01-16 11:55:34 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

+Vincent Knight, myself and +Jason Young are today contributing to a school outreach event (we have 140 16/17 yo's in the department).  Done this many times now but with a difference today - we are being filmed!  Working with a media company to create a short film to capture all our impact and engagement activities (industry, teaching and public outreach). 

As you can imagine (and as evident in the pic), Vince is shying away from being on camera and having to be centre of attention!... ;)

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2015-03-20 10:27:01 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Perfect conditions for the solar eclipse in sunny 90% dark South Wales ! 

Perfect conditions for the solar eclipse in sunny 90% dark South Wales ! ___

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2015-03-19 12:47:45 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Earlier this week I had the pleasure to be on the judging panel and present a prize on behalf of the Wales Institute for Mathematical and Computational Sciences at a really awesome "Big Bang" science festival with around 100 Welsh Schools taking part. Teams of students (from as young as 8 year olds right up to 18) have been working on STEM projects with an industrial partner, and they showcased their excellent work. Our prize was for the "Best Application of Maths" and went to Cynffig Comprehensive School who have been working with Sony on a quicker solution (which has actually been implemented) to packaging Raspberry Pi's on their production line; this involved the use of lots of interesting maths in designing the system and was very impressive indeed!

http://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/wales/South_Wales/

Earlier this week I had the pleasure to be on the judging panel and present a prize on behalf of the Wales Institute for Mathematical and Computational Sciences at a really awesome "Big Bang" science festival with around 100 Welsh Schools taking part. Teams of students (from as young as 8 year olds right up to 18) have been working on STEM projects with an industrial partner, and they showcased their excellent work. Our prize was for the "Best Application of Maths" and went to Cynffig Comprehensive School who have been working with Sony on a quicker solution (which has actually been implemented) to packaging Raspberry Pi's on their production line; this involved the use of lots of interesting maths in designing the system and was very impressive indeed!

http://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/wales/South_Wales/___

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2015-03-12 11:33:15 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The Minister for Education just sat in my school outreach session at a Maths event being held in Swansea University. You can see him in the photo watching on, along with the Vice Chancellor of the University, as the students were having fun playing my epidemic role-play activity. Thankfully the session seemed to go really well with lots of engagement from the students. They were great! The Minister left smiling at least and it was a great honour to be invited and have him come and participate.

The Minister for Education just sat in my school outreach session at a Maths event being held in Swansea University. You can see him in the photo watching on, along with the Vice Chancellor of the University, as the students were having fun playing my epidemic role-play activity. Thankfully the session seemed to go really well with lots of engagement from the students. They were great! The Minister left smiling at least and it was a great honour to be invited and have him come and participate.___

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2015-03-10 18:01:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Delighted to be able to make the launch event of the Greenwich Maths Centre (www.gre.ac.uk/mathscentre). Congratulations to Tony Mann (Director), +Noel-Ann Bradshaw and colleagues, and good luck to them in their new venture. Honoured to be invited to sit on their advisory panel. Just settling down to listen to a seminar by Dame Celia Hoyles, President of the IMA (www.ima.org.uk)

Delighted to be able to make the launch event of the Greenwich Maths Centre (www.gre.ac.uk/mathscentre). Congratulations to Tony Mann (Director), +Noel-Ann Bradshaw and colleagues, and good luck to them in their new venture. Honoured to be invited to sit on their advisory panel. Just settling down to listen to a seminar by Dame Celia Hoyles, President of the IMA (www.ima.org.uk)___

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2015-03-10 14:45:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Visiting The University of Greenwich for the launch of an exciting new mathematics centre (more about that later) but took the opportunity to come and stand on the Greenwich Meridian line :)

The Royal Observatory is famous for supplying Greenwich mean time since an agreed international convention in 1884.

Visiting The University of Greenwich for the launch of an exciting new mathematics centre (more about that later) but took the opportunity to come and stand on the Greenwich Meridian line :)

The Royal Observatory is famous for supplying Greenwich mean time since an agreed international convention in 1884.___

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2015-02-20 19:02:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Axelrod's tournament on github

Please share and contribute to this repository: https://github.com/drvinceknight/Axelrod

In the 1908s Axelrod ran a computer tournament that has often been used as a discussion point for how cooperation can evolve in complex systems.

I've modified a workshop I gave in Namibia to allow for simple contributions of strategies to a Prisoner's Dilemma tournament.

I've written a blog post about contributing here: http://goo.gl/zkgSkc and +Jason Young helped me put together a video showing how to submit a strategy with nothing more than the github web interface: http://youtu.be/5kOUVdktxAo

If anyone would like to contribute but does not know Python or does not feel confident in their knowledge of git/github please do get in touch. 

All strategies would be welcome: not just winning ones :D

Axelrod's tournament on github

Please share and contribute to this repository: https://github.com/drvinceknight/Axelrod

In the 1908s Axelrod ran a computer tournament that has often been used as a discussion point for how cooperation can evolve in complex systems.

I've modified a workshop I gave in Namibia to allow for simple contributions of strategies to a Prisoner's Dilemma tournament.

I've written a blog post about contributing here: http://goo.gl/zkgSkc and +Jason Young helped me put together a video showing how to submit a strategy with nothing more than the github web interface: http://youtu.be/5kOUVdktxAo

If anyone would like to contribute but does not know Python or does not feel confident in their knowledge of git/github please do get in touch. 

All strategies would be welcome: not just winning ones :D___

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2015-02-17 08:30:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Approaching the toll booths, I had a quick decision to make...  join the long line and pay the advertised toll cost, or head for the shorter queue served by the guy with the long nose and thus most probably pay a higher, unknown, cost....

Markov decision processes in every day life...  Who says mathematics isn't applicable?! 

Approaching the toll booths, I had a quick decision to make...  join the long line and pay the advertised toll cost, or head for the shorter queue served by the guy with the long nose and thus most probably pay a higher, unknown, cost....

Markov decision processes in every day life...  Who says mathematics isn't applicable?! ___

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2015-02-05 19:50:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Just finished our 6th event in this seminar series: "Developing mathematical models in healthcare". 60 or so researchers and healthcare staff came to listen to great talks by Dr Christos Vasilakis (Bath University) and Soheil Davari (from our own group).

Just finished our 6th event in this seminar series: "Developing mathematical models in healthcare". 60 or so researchers and healthcare staff came to listen to great talks by Dr Christos Vasilakis (Bath University) and Soheil Davari (from our own group).___

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2015-02-02 13:38:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

In London for a few meetings over the next 2 days and our visitor, +Edilson Fernandes De Arruda, took the opportunity to come with me. Nice to pop by the Royal Society who is kindly funding his research trip :)

In London for a few meetings over the next 2 days and our visitor, +Edilson Fernandes De Arruda, took the opportunity to come with me. Nice to pop by the Royal Society who is kindly funding his research trip :)___

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2015-01-30 19:34:30 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

We're recruiting! +Cardiff University School of Mathematics wishes to appoint a full-time, open-ended Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof equivalent) in Financial Mathematics.

We're recruiting! +Cardiff University School of Mathematics wishes to appoint a full-time, open-ended Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof equivalent) in Financial Mathematics.___

2015-01-29 17:02:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

After a pretty intensive week or so, nice to see it culminate in the successful submission of a large £2m+ EPSRC maths + health proposal (with 3 other partners led by Brunel) just in time! And today another bid and deadline met with a couple of Portuguese universities who kindly invited us to join in a research proposal :)

Right, now back to everything I've ignored for the past few days...

After a pretty intensive week or so, nice to see it culminate in the successful submission of a large £2m+ EPSRC maths + health proposal (with 3 other partners led by Brunel) just in time! And today another bid and deadline met with a couple of Portuguese universities who kindly invited us to join in a research proposal :)

Right, now back to everything I've ignored for the past few days...___

2015-01-29 16:07:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

We'll be broadcasting talks from this seminar live on Thursday 5th Feb.

In this event, Dr Christos Vasilakis (Director of the newly established Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI2), www.bath.ac.uk/chi2) and Dr Soheil Davari (Research Associate at the Cardiff School of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeller in Aneurin Bevan Health Board), will be drawing on case studies to discuss the role of Operational Research in redesigning healthcare services.
 
​A full agenda for the event is available at http://goo.gl/vFq3P5

If you're interested in attending the breakout sessions in person, but haven't registered yet, please drop me a line to let me know!

We'll be broadcasting talks from this seminar live on Thursday 5th Feb.

In this event, Dr Christos Vasilakis (Director of the newly established Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI2), www.bath.ac.uk/chi2) and Dr Soheil Davari (Research Associate at the Cardiff School of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeller in Aneurin Bevan Health Board), will be drawing on case studies to discuss the role of Operational Research in redesigning healthcare services.
 
​A full agenda for the event is available at http://goo.gl/vFq3P5

If you're interested in attending the breakout sessions in person, but haven't registered yet, please drop me a line to let me know!___

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2015-01-21 11:08:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

The young and gifted mathematical minds of +Edilson Fernandes De Arruda and +Vincent Knight in action :)  Exploring some nice game theoretical and MDP (Markov Decision Processes) connections/research ideas. 

The young and gifted mathematical minds of +Edilson Fernandes De Arruda and +Vincent Knight in action :)  Exploring some nice game theoretical and MDP (Markov Decision Processes) connections/research ideas. ___

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2015-01-16 11:55:34 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

+Vincent Knight, myself and +Jason Young are today contributing to a school outreach event (we have 140 16/17 yo's in the department).  Done this many times now but with a difference today - we are being filmed!  Working with a media company to create a short film to capture all our impact and engagement activities (industry, teaching and public outreach). 

As you can imagine (and as evident in the pic), Vince is shying away from being on camera and having to be centre of attention!... ;)

+Vincent Knight, myself and +Jason Young are today contributing to a school outreach event (we have 140 16/17 yo's in the department).  Done this many times now but with a difference today - we are being filmed!  Working with a media company to create a short film to capture all our impact and engagement activities (industry, teaching and public outreach). 

As you can imagine (and as evident in the pic), Vince is shying away from being on camera and having to be centre of attention!... ;)___

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2015-01-12 13:53:12 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Nice to have just received a formal letter of award for a successful Royal Society Newton Fund grant application with +Edilson Fernandes De Arruda from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.  The funding permits Edilson to spend 7 weeks at +Cardiff University working primarily with myself and +Vincent Knight on the title of the research proposal "Markov Decision Processes: Theory and Applications in Healthcare Modelling". We very much look forward to welcoming Edilson to Wales and initiating what we trust will be an enjoyable and fruitful  research collaboration with him and his team in  Rio.

Nice to have just received a formal letter of award for a successful Royal Society Newton Fund grant application with +Edilson Fernandes De Arruda from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.  The funding permits Edilson to spend 7 weeks at +Cardiff University working primarily with myself and +Vincent Knight on the title of the research proposal "Markov Decision Processes: Theory and Applications in Healthcare Modelling". We very much look forward to welcoming Edilson to Wales and initiating what we trust will be an enjoyable and fruitful  research collaboration with him and his team in  Rio.___

2015-01-09 14:21:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Nice read about what it's like to be an editor of a journal. I guess what I've learnt as an editor now in my third year is that it takes more time than I imagined it would (at least to do a decent job of it, which I hope I am), that you need to be somewhat thick-skinned (and would point out I am doing this for the love of my subject and for the OR Society who gains from their journal portfolio; and certainly not personal reward or ego-boosting as I've often hear people claim about editors - mostly immediately after a verdict they aren't happy with!), and as Prof Shallit describes, a major positive of being an editor (and one I'd advocate to anyone ever thinking of becoming an editor), that you get to read a load of interesting papers before they appear, often inspiring my own work. Furthermore I do believe the publishing system could do with an overhaul, so at least being on this... more »

An article about being the editor of a mathematics open access journal (the so-called 'diamond' flavour: free for authors and readers):

http://www.ams.org/notices/201502/rnoti-p169.pdf

This is a very solid journal with over a decade and a half of publishing, so a reasonable amount of experience, before and after the more recent interest in OA.

#publishing   #openaccess  ___Nice read about what it's like to be an editor of a journal. I guess what I've learnt as an editor now in my third year is that it takes more time than I imagined it would (at least to do a decent job of it, which I hope I am), that you need to be somewhat thick-skinned (and would point out I am doing this for the love of my subject and for the OR Society who gains from their journal portfolio; and certainly not personal reward or ego-boosting as I've often hear people claim about editors - mostly immediately after a verdict they aren't happy with!), and as Prof Shallit describes, a major positive of being an editor (and one I'd advocate to anyone ever thinking of becoming an editor), that you get to read a load of interesting papers before they appear, often inspiring my own work. Furthermore I do believe the publishing system could do with an overhaul, so at least being on this 'side' one can start to try and encourage change too.

I'm extremely grateful to the many others contributing to the journal (Health Systems) working alongside other editors and a fantastic team of area editors which makes the job that much more manageable and enjoyable.

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2015-01-04 17:32:33 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

A flipping good Christmas gift!
(or on the stability of asymptomatic solutions to the tippe top…)

One of my more interesting gifts for Christmas was this “impossible balancer” small gift from the Science Museum.   I discovered this has a more universally known name of “Tippe top”.  I took this slow-mo video of it in action (the sound is also worth listening to).  It kept me fascinated by it over the holiday season - you really can’t easily spin it to rotate on its cylindrical stem but instead when you spin it on its spherical body, it flips upside down and then spins on the stem.  I’m no physicist, but have enjoyed reading some of the related explanations; it seems the tippe top has fascinated physicists and mathematicians for generations.  Real physicists please forgive my layperson attempt at an explanation below…

A particular feature is that thecentre of mass does ... more »

A flipping good Christmas gift!
(or on the stability of asymptomatic solutions to the tippe top…)

One of my more interesting gifts for Christmas was this “impossible balancer” small gift from the Science Museum.   I discovered this has a more universally known name of “Tippe top”.  I took this slow-mo video of it in action (the sound is also worth listening to).  It kept me fascinated by it over the holiday season - you really can’t easily spin it to rotate on its cylindrical stem but instead when you spin it on its spherical body, it flips upside down and then spins on the stem.  I’m no physicist, but have enjoyed reading some of the related explanations; it seems the tippe top has fascinated physicists and mathematicians for generations.  Real physicists please forgive my layperson attempt at an explanation below…

A particular feature is that the centre of mass does not sit at the geometrical centre of the top and thus when initially spun it slides in small circles over the spinning surface. The friction between the tippe top and the surface creates a twisting force torque that pulls the stem down.  When the stem is horizontal, the stem no longer rotates and the rotation is now perpendicular to the stem.  As the stem contacts the surface the friction creates more torque which provides the force that lifts the spherical body.  The stem, which has stopped rotating, starts rotating again on hitting the surface but now in the opposite direction.  The direction of spin has thus changed.

From such a small and innocent looking object, many scientific papers have seemingly been written on tippe top inversion based on the stability of asymptomatic solutions; see for example a SIAM Review paper of 2008 “Dissipation-Induced Heteroclinic Orbits in Tippe Tops” (http://authors.library.caltech.edu/10958/1/BOUsiamr08.pdf) and a description of the top: http://fabilsen.home.xs4all.nl/tippe-top.pdf

So probably the smallest gift I received gave me the most interest this Christmas; and along with the book “What if?” by Randall Munroe, which I also highly recommend as a great science read.

Happy new year all.

#sciencesunday___

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2015-01-04 17:02:10 (7 comments, 17 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

A flipping good Christmas gift!
(or on the stability of asymptomatic solutions to the tippe top…)

One of my more interesting gifts for Christmas was this “impossible balancer” small gift from the Science Museum.   I discovered this has a more universally known name of “Tippe top”.  I took this slow-mo video of it in action (the sound is also worth listening to).  It kept me fascinated by it over the holiday season - you really can’t easily spin it to rotate on its cylindrical stem but instead when you spin it on its spherical body, it flips upside down and then spins on the stem.  I’m no physicist, but have enjoyed reading some of the related explanations; it seems the tippe top has fascinated physicists and mathematicians for generations.  Real physicists please forgive my layperson attempt at an explanation below…

A particular feature is that thecentre of mass does ... more »

A flipping good Christmas gift!
(or on the stability of asymptomatic solutions to the tippe top…)

One of my more interesting gifts for Christmas was this “impossible balancer” small gift from the Science Museum.   I discovered this has a more universally known name of “Tippe top”.  I took this slow-mo video of it in action (the sound is also worth listening to).  It kept me fascinated by it over the holiday season - you really can’t easily spin it to rotate on its cylindrical stem but instead when you spin it on its spherical body, it flips upside down and then spins on the stem.  I’m no physicist, but have enjoyed reading some of the related explanations; it seems the tippe top has fascinated physicists and mathematicians for generations.  Real physicists please forgive my layperson attempt at an explanation below…

A particular feature is that the centre of mass does not sit at the geometrical centre of the top and thus when initially spun it slides in small circles over the spinning surface. The friction between the tippe top and the surface creates a twisting force torque that pulls the stem down.  When the stem is horizontal, the stem no longer rotates and the rotation is now perpendicular to the stem.  As the stem contacts the surface the friction creates more torque which provides the force that lifts the spherical body.  The stem, which has stopped rotating, starts rotating again on hitting the surface but now in the opposite direction.  The direction of spin has thus changed.

From such a small and innocent looking object, many scientific papers have seemingly been written on tippe top inversion based on the stability of asymptomatic solutions; see for example a SIAM Review paper of 2008 “Dissipation-Induced Heteroclinic Orbits in Tippe Tops” (http://authors.library.caltech.edu/10958/1/BOUsiamr08.pdf) and a description of the top: http://fabilsen.home.xs4all.nl/tippe-top.pdf

So probably the smallest gift I received gave me the most interest this Christmas; and along with the book “What if?” by Randall Munroe, which I also highly recommend as a great science read.

Happy new year all.

#sciencesunday___

2015-01-02 11:15:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I am teaching an advanced course on statistical machine learning this term as part of the Thematic Program on Statistical Inference, Learning, and Models for Big Data at the Fields Institute.
 
http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~rsalakhu/STA4273_2015/  
I believe that there will be live streaming as well as lecture recording, in case you are interested:
 
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/live  
I do not know how well the overall system will work (I have never done this before), but I will also make my slides available online.
 
For a very similar previous course (together with lecture notes), see

http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~rsalakhu/sta4273_2013/lectures.html

I am teaching an advanced course on statistical machine learning this term as part of the Thematic Program on Statistical Inference, Learning, and Models for Big Data at the Fields Institute.
 
http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~rsalakhu/STA4273_2015/  
I believe that there will be live streaming as well as lecture recording, in case you are interested:
 
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/live  
I do not know how well the overall system will work (I have never done this before), but I will also make my slides available online.
 
For a very similar previous course (together with lecture notes), see

http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~rsalakhu/sta4273_2013/lectures.html___

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2014-12-18 06:03:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Proud to be at +Cardiff University
Top 5 in research excellence in UK

Proud to be at +Cardiff University
Top 5 in research excellence in UK___

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2014-12-15 14:10:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Attending the launch of +Cardiff University's five 'flagship engagement projects' working with communities on issues such as tackling poverty, boosting the economy, and improving health, education and wellbeing.

The School of Mathematics is contributing in particular to The Phoenix project (working with the University of Namibia, thanks to Rob Wilson and +Vincent Knight), and the Healthier Communities and City Region projects (thanks to the healthcare modelling and transportation research themes in the Operational Research group).

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/about/our-profile/engagement/flagship-projects 

Attending the launch of +Cardiff University's five 'flagship engagement projects' working with communities on issues such as tackling poverty, boosting the economy, and improving health, education and wellbeing.

The School of Mathematics is contributing in particular to The Phoenix project (working with the University of Namibia, thanks to Rob Wilson and +Vincent Knight), and the Healthier Communities and City Region projects (thanks to the healthcare modelling and transportation research themes in the Operational Research group).

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/about/our-profile/engagement/flagship-projects ___

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2014-12-09 08:27:24 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

108 mince pies and chocolates for prizes in my last class before the Christmas vacation... I'm too good to my students! #bribentives #MA0261

108 mince pies and chocolates for prizes in my last class before the Christmas vacation... I'm too good to my students! #bribentives #MA0261___

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2014-12-09 07:13:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Really useful resource created by +Tim Hopper. Nice to be invited by Tim to contribute to this.

Take a look at +Tim Hopper​'s nice collection of interviews about doing a PhD. A very nice resource that all of those thinking about doing a PhD might find useful. ___Really useful resource created by +Tim Hopper. Nice to be invited by Tim to contribute to this.

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2014-12-08 11:51:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The +Cardiff Maths MSc OR/Stats case study is well underway.  Our students need to work in teams on a challenging forecasting and scheduling problem just in a day; they present back to the company representatives who set the real-life problem later.  Good luck to them all!

The +Cardiff Maths MSc OR/Stats case study is well underway.  Our students need to work in teams on a challenging forecasting and scheduling problem just in a day; they present back to the company representatives who set the real-life problem later.  Good luck to them all!___

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2014-12-03 09:15:49 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Always a pleasure to be back. Good memories of 10 very happy years here. On this occasion to examine one of +Joerg Fliege's PhD students.

Always a pleasure to be back. Good memories of 10 very happy years here. On this occasion to examine one of +Joerg Fliege's PhD students.___

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2014-12-02 13:07:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

My #MA0261  Queueing Theory students submitted their photo entries and the class voted on the winner.  Dogs in a 'batch queue' for a feeding frenzy just pipped a queue of camels to claim first prize!  

My #MA0261  Queueing Theory students submitted their photo entries and the class voted on the winner.  Dogs in a 'batch queue' for a feeding frenzy just pipped a queue of camels to claim first prize!  ___

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2014-11-21 07:51:48 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Thoroughly well deserved +Vincent Knight!

So proud of my husband (+Vincent Knight) for winning the "Rising Star" award at the Cardiff University's Celebrating Excellence Awards last night :)___Thoroughly well deserved +Vincent Knight!

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2014-11-04 09:37:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Inspiring 3 minute films on a range of subjects.  Such a great project and resource.  

#haylevels

Inspiring 3 minute films on a range of subjects.  Such a great project and resource.  

#haylevels___

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2014-11-03 15:23:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Single queue with 2 servers, single queue with 1 twice as fast server, or two parallel queues each with half the demand and 1 server?...

This is what we are considering in my UG class.  We are about to derive the performance measures and compare/discuss which system would be preferable (despite them each having the same traffic intensity so intuitively one might believe it makes no difference at all...) 

But before moving on to the analytical work, I got the class to role play the systems.  I sampled inter-arrival times and service times, and they moved through the queueing system (30 students for each) and recorded the waiting times and numbers queueing.  This was neat (well at least I thought it was - my 'cool' second years pretended not to overly enjoy it) since it also introduced random number generation & sampling from distributions (we are moving onto thisnex... more »

Single queue with 2 servers, single queue with 1 twice as fast server, or two parallel queues each with half the demand and 1 server?...

This is what we are considering in my UG class.  We are about to derive the performance measures and compare/discuss which system would be preferable (despite them each having the same traffic intensity so intuitively one might believe it makes no difference at all...) 

But before moving on to the analytical work, I got the class to role play the systems.  I sampled inter-arrival times and service times, and they moved through the queueing system (30 students for each) and recorded the waiting times and numbers queueing.  This was neat (well at least I thought it was - my 'cool' second years pretended not to overly enjoy it) since it also introduced random number generation & sampling from distributions (we are moving onto this next) and simulation of queueing systems.  

Looking at the data from our 'experiment' (and the observations made by the class) it seems to compare very well to the analytical results and overall insights that the queue length and queueing time was on average less in case 1 (2 servers) than case 2 (single faster server), but the opposite way round when considering total time in the system (including service time).

#ma0261  
#queueingtheory  ___

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2014-10-30 10:43:54 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Conference app - recommendations welcome :)

I'm on the organising committee of EURO 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. We are looking to select a conference app and I was wondering if anyone has any particular good recommendations/experiences? (e.g. guidebook.com) This is for an organised agenda, venue maps etc. Certainly a tool that suggests a personalised schedule based on ranking to a keywords search for example would be awesome. The conference will be large - typically around 2-3,000 delegates.

Conference app - recommendations welcome :)

I'm on the organising committee of EURO 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. We are looking to select a conference app and I was wondering if anyone has any particular good recommendations/experiences? (e.g. guidebook.com) This is for an organised agenda, venue maps etc. Certainly a tool that suggests a personalised schedule based on ranking to a keywords search for example would be awesome. The conference will be large - typically around 2-3,000 delegates.___

2014-10-26 21:40:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#chimera #oreilly

Free books and videos from O'Reilly.

#chimera #oreilly

Free books and videos from O'Reilly.___

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2014-10-22 08:00:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Attending a 'Festival of evidence' on healthcare modelling. A super nice venue in Runnymede near London, right by the River Thames.

For the history buffs, a short stroll from here is where the Magna Carta was sealed under oath by King John in 1215.

And the hotel seems to have a 'thing' with ducks...

http://www.cumberland-initiative.org/2014/07/01/building-investment-in-healthcare-modelling/

Attending a 'Festival of evidence' on healthcare modelling. A super nice venue in Runnymede near London, right by the River Thames.

For the history buffs, a short stroll from here is where the Magna Carta was sealed under oath by King John in 1215.

And the hotel seems to have a 'thing' with ducks...

http://www.cumberland-initiative.org/2014/07/01/building-investment-in-healthcare-modelling/___

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2014-10-20 13:01:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Neat to have my Mike Carter (Toronto) give a guest lecture to my UG class on applications of queueing theory.

Neat to have my Mike Carter (Toronto) give a guest lecture to my UG class on applications of queueing theory.___

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2014-10-19 13:16:18 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Hanging out with friend and colleague Prof Mike Carter (University of Toronto). Mike is staying with us for a few days whilst visiting the team in Cardiff to give some talks and discuss research collaboration. Welcome back to Wales Mike :)

http://health.mie.utoronto.ca/


Hanging out with friend and colleague Prof Mike Carter (University of Toronto). Mike is staying with us for a few days whilst visiting the team in Cardiff to give some talks and discuss research collaboration. Welcome back to Wales Mike :)

http://health.mie.utoronto.ca/
___

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2014-10-16 20:26:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Very nice meal out with the team and our guests from Limerick, Ireland, after a great 2 days of discussion/talks. Great for myself and +Vincent Knight to finally hang out irl with our G+ friend +Brian McKeon :)

Very nice meal out with the team and our guests from Limerick, Ireland, after a great 2 days of discussion/talks. Great for myself and +Vincent Knight to finally hang out irl with our G+ friend +Brian McKeon :)___

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2014-10-12 18:06:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

21 LaTeX videos introducing very basic LaTeX syntax using +The SageMathCloud 

I've just finished editing and uploading this playlist that I'll be using in my flipped class for our first years.
This only shows the extreme basics of LaTeX but I think it's a good starting point.

I've got all the files I wrote for it in this github repo (so you can easily grab them straight in to a SageMathCloud project): https://github.com/drvinceknight/IntroductionToLaTeXwithSageMathCloud and I've written a teeny tiny blog post about it here: http://goo.gl/zSGw2G

(This is actually very similar to the playlist I put together a year ago using +writeLaTeX.)

21 LaTeX videos introducing very basic LaTeX syntax using +The SageMathCloud 

I've just finished editing and uploading this playlist that I'll be using in my flipped class for our first years.
This only shows the extreme basics of LaTeX but I think it's a good starting point.

I've got all the files I wrote for it in this github repo (so you can easily grab them straight in to a SageMathCloud project): https://github.com/drvinceknight/IntroductionToLaTeXwithSageMathCloud and I've written a teeny tiny blog post about it here: http://goo.gl/zSGw2G

(This is actually very similar to the playlist I put together a year ago using +writeLaTeX.)___

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2014-10-10 10:20:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

There's some pretty neat resources that have now all been made fully available resulting from collaboration between the Welsh Institute of Mathematics and Computational Sciences (WIMCS) and Science Made Simple.  These are maths resources (including some fun short 'Maths Apps' videos)  primarily aimed at 12-14 yos, but feel they would be appreciated by younger kids too :)

#mathematics  
#outreach  

There's some pretty neat resources that have now all been made fully available resulting from collaboration between the Welsh Institute of Mathematics and Computational Sciences (WIMCS) and Science Made Simple.  These are maths resources (including some fun short 'Maths Apps' videos)  primarily aimed at 12-14 yos, but feel they would be appreciated by younger kids too :)

#mathematics  
#outreach  ___

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2014-10-08 14:39:22 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Awesome school outreach duo of Harper and +Vincent Knight back in action!

Monmouth Science Initiative 2014


Awesome school outreach duo of Harper and +Vincent Knight back in action!

Monmouth Science Initiative 2014
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2014-10-07 14:11:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Had a good session earlier today with my UG class on queueing theory. Getting them also to take a look at some videos including this one I made earlier in the year for a workshop.  And #bribentives  on offer for a photo competition of a queueing system (I hope they use their imagination!) - some were grabbing snaps of the other students queueing for the tutorial sheet on the way out....  Look forward to seeing the entries :)
#ma0261  

Had a good session earlier today with my UG class on queueing theory. Getting them also to take a look at some videos including this one I made earlier in the year for a workshop.  And #bribentives  on offer for a photo competition of a queueing system (I hope they use their imagination!) - some were grabbing snaps of the other students queueing for the tutorial sheet on the way out....  Look forward to seeing the entries :)
#ma0261  ___

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2014-10-05 14:07:41 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Certainly feeling autumnal

Certainly feeling autumnal___

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2014-10-03 08:55:41 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I always try my hardest do keep my Friday diary clear. It's a day I look forward to for relatively few interruptions and productive time. This morning I decided to hang out in a local coffee house prepping for next week's queueing theory teaching and a quick refresh of +Vincent Knight's computing for mathematics tutorials which I'm delighted to be assisting with again this year.

#coffeeandmath

I always try my hardest do keep my Friday diary clear. It's a day I look forward to for relatively few interruptions and productive time. This morning I decided to hang out in a local coffee house prepping for next week's queueing theory teaching and a quick refresh of +Vincent Knight's computing for mathematics tutorials which I'm delighted to be assisting with again this year.

#coffeeandmath___

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2014-10-02 20:44:02 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

These are awesome... well at least it attracted the attention of my kids who thought for once I was actually doing some important/exciting work...

"Hack" like a programmer in movies and games!

There's also a demo:
HackerTyper NEO Browser Demo___These are awesome... well at least it attracted the attention of my kids who thought for once I was actually doing some important/exciting work...

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2014-09-30 19:21:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Finally the Linear Optimization add-on available in Google Drive sheets! #ORMS  

Finally the Linear Optimization add-on available in Google Drive sheets! #ORMS  ___

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2014-09-30 10:41:30 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

"Life is good for only two things: doing mathematics and teaching mathematics" quoted (apparently) by Simeon Poisson (1781-1840)

Reflecting on my own studies many years ago as a Mathematics undergraduate, it was a pity no course was offered on the history of Mathematics or that lecturers made an effort to discuss, even if in passing, a short biography of those names we became so familiar with during our degree (Lagrange, Laplace, Cantor, Fermat, Riemman, Leibniz etc etc).   So I'm trying to make an effort in my own teaching (and would encourage others to do so as well), starting with a course I'm running for the first time to our second year UGs, kicking off with queueing theory.  Today this included a derivation of the Poisson distribution (the probability of obtaining exactly n successes in N trials given by the limit of a binomial distribution)…

Simeon Poissonwas... more »

"Life is good for only two things: doing mathematics and teaching mathematics" quoted (apparently) by Simeon Poisson (1781-1840)

Reflecting on my own studies many years ago as a Mathematics undergraduate, it was a pity no course was offered on the history of Mathematics or that lecturers made an effort to discuss, even if in passing, a short biography of those names we became so familiar with during our degree (Lagrange, Laplace, Cantor, Fermat, Riemman, Leibniz etc etc).   So I'm trying to make an effort in my own teaching (and would encourage others to do so as well), starting with a course I'm running for the first time to our second year UGs, kicking off with queueing theory.  Today this included a derivation of the Poisson distribution (the probability of obtaining exactly n successes in N trials given by the limit of a binomial distribution)…

Simeon Poisson was born in 1781 in the French town of Pithvier.  His father was a soldier who, on retirement, became the town administrator when the French Revolution broke out. His parents desired for  him to become a medical doctor and his uncle taught him some medicine but his first patient died (although he was assured by fellow practitioners "the event was a very common one").  Nevertheless he vowed not to practice again and instead entered the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 1798 to study mathematics where his teachers included Lagrange and Laplace (not bad faculty eh?!).  On graduation he became a lecturer and later a professor publishing more than 300 papers in his career.

The Poisson distribution occupies just a single page of an 1837 paper entitled "Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements en matière criminelle et en matière civile" (Research on the Probability of Judgments in Criminal and Civil Matter).  The work theorised about the number of wrongful convictions in jury cases. However  in that form it did not attract wide attention. 

Ladislaus Bortkiewicz (1868 –1931) was a Russian economist and statistician of Polish ancestry.  In 1898 he published a book about the Poisson distribution, titled The Law of Small Numbers.  It was Bortkiewicz who made the Prussian horse-kick data famous (the data give the number of soldiers killed by being kicked by a horse each year in each of 14 cavalry corps over a 20-year period, which Bortkiewicz showed that followed a Poisson distribution).  I recall being told about the horse-kick data but had always assumed this was Poisson himself who published that work; so I learnt something new today too :)

Yesterday I also discussed with the same class a brief history of Operational Research from it's origins in WWII and Lord Patrick Blackett.  The 100 or so students in the lectures seem at least to appreciate these short historical interludes!

[taken from various sources including "A Short Account of the History of Mathematics" by W. W. Rouse Ball" and a nice collection of short biographies at:
www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/RBallHist.html]

#mathematics  ___

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2014-09-28 08:52:52 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

This looks perfect for my 8yo who has really gotten into Scratch :)  

Getting started with programming in Scratch: free 160+ page guide

A lovely guide to programming in Scratch. PDF.

http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/guide/files/CreativeComputing20140806.pdf___This looks perfect for my 8yo who has really gotten into Scratch :)  

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2014-09-27 18:07:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Especially for those of you interested in the paradox of faculty development (i.e. why it seems IMPOSSIBLE sometimes), this blog post by Enoch Hale is just super: it describes a kind of thought experiment he did with both students and faculty, with completely opposite results. Am I surprised? Nope! I actually posted a reply in my blog too in addition to leaving it at his blog post... my reply here:
http://oudigitools.blogspot.com/2014/09/enoch-hales-future-of-faculty.html

Especially for those of you interested in the paradox of faculty development (i.e. why it seems IMPOSSIBLE sometimes), this blog post by Enoch Hale is just super: it describes a kind of thought experiment he did with both students and faculty, with completely opposite results. Am I surprised? Nope! I actually posted a reply in my blog too in addition to leaving it at his blog post... my reply here:
http://oudigitools.blogspot.com/2014/09/enoch-hales-future-of-faculty.html___

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2014-09-27 10:38:57 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Just the usual Saturday morning here in Monmouth...
www.thesealedknot.org.uk


Just the usual Saturday morning here in Monmouth...
www.thesealedknot.org.uk
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2014-09-25 10:10:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Such a great initiative!

Python Namibia 2015

"This is a fantastic opportunity for the Python community to become involved in a project that has the potential not just to change individuals’ lives, but to make a contribution to the future of an entire region, and we hope it will be eagerly embraced.

We’re calling on members of the international Python community to support Python Namibia 2015 and inviting them to be involved."

Very excited to be part of this awesome initiative lead by +Daniele Procida (of +Django, +django CMS divio...) and Judith Hall of +Cardiff University (as part of the Phoenix Project: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/hallje/category/phoenix-project/).

Please do check out the website and get in touch :)___Such a great initiative!

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2014-09-23 14:56:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Very nice to welcome our new +Cardiff Maths MSc OR/Stats students today (day 1 of a 3 day induction) before lectures start next week.  43 enrolled including returning part-time students :)

Very nice to welcome our new +Cardiff Maths MSc OR/Stats students today (day 1 of a 3 day induction) before lectures start next week.  43 enrolled including returning part-time students :)___

2014-09-22 15:15:02 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Life sucks when you walk down a crowded street full of freshers/freshman and despite the frenzied activities of people handing out leaflets advertising parties, cheap drink, pizza, free condoms etc. not one person handed me anything... :(   #FeelingOld  

Life sucks when you walk down a crowded street full of freshers/freshman and despite the frenzied activities of people handing out leaflets advertising parties, cheap drink, pizza, free condoms etc. not one person handed me anything... :(   #FeelingOld  ___

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