Monthly Archives: June 2014


Do smart people choose to study mathematics, or does mathematics make all who study it smart?

In a recent Café Scientifique at the Royal Society, Matthew Inglis (Loughborough University) discussed evidence in favor of both views. For centuries, mathematicians have maintained that studying mathematics makes you better at a whole range of other logical and problem-solving tasks, so that studying mathematics should be encouraged in all people, not just those who […]


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Women and science

Gender differences continue to afflict technical workplaces, and universities are not an exception. On Wednesday, April 23rd, a discussion panel met at Betahaus to report on their experiences on this topic and try to identify possible causes and solutions. The panel was organised by the Pop Science Cafe and moderated by Sarah Hermanutz; it included […]