iSquared Magazine Issue 7

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This edition of iSquared magazine features:

Symmetry Man - Jacqueline Whitcombe talks to Marcus du Satoy about his research into symmetry and his position as Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science.

Chains, crayons and social networks - Graph theory has a wide range of pure and practical applications. Samantha Lam looks at some of these applications, including how it is used in the study of online social networks.

Drinking the stars - Bubbles exhibit some strange phenomena, such as emitting light and massive amounts of heat when they collapse. Daniel Sutton explains how mathematics can be used to investigate these interesting behaviours.

Arrows have a point. Part 1: The language of mathematics - David Stern and Michael Obiero explore the language of quivers and show how they enable us to study algebra using pictures.

In addition, each issue of the iSquared magazine contains news items, puzzles, a book review and the work of a mathematical great. This issue tells the story of the work of Carl Friedrich Gauss.

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