# Maths and Physics

A collection of both serious maths and fun maths, though I assure you it's all fun really!

## 100 billion

How big is the universe? Can't remember? Well it's actually easy, you just have to remember this one number. Use it to impress your friends and sound profound at dinner parties.* More...

_{* Warning, may have opposite effect.}

## The Physics Cube

The universe is goverened by three fundamental constants: The speed of light, c, Planck's constant, h, and Newton's gravitational constant, G. Advances in theoretical physics can be seen as a journey around a cube representing which of these constants we choose to include in our theories and which we choose to ignore. The ultimate goal is to include all three constants consistently in a theory of quantum gravity. Explore the physics cube...

## Crazy Commercial Maths

Whether it's ambiguously labelled graphs, or ingredients contributing more than 100% to your breakfast cereal, the world of advertising is awash with dodgy maths. I've decided to collect the examples I come across here. More...

## My Work

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity is a beautiful and exceedingly accurate description of gravitation applicable to the large scale. Quantum Theory, with a beauty all of its own, is an exceedingly accurate description of the atomic world. Yet, put these to theories together as they stand and all manor of crazy things go wrong... the maths just breaks!

We believe what is needed is a new theory that encompasses both realms from the outset. The leading ideas for such a theory are currently "Loop Quantum Gravity" and "String Theory". Lying behind these theories is some fascinating geometry: discrete and supersymmetric. My work has been focussed on the exploration of these geometries. More...

## The Journal of Crazy Science

The Journal of Crazy Science, a journal for crazy, pointless but fun scientific articles. I've started this journal off with a short paper I wrote, for the purposes of learning LaTeX, on whether you should walk or run in the rain! If you would like your article to appear in J. Craz. Sci. then you can send it on to me for review! More...

## And some random things...

- Primes-Tables - Ever wanted to multiply numbers by just pushing shapes together in your head? Well you can.
- The Triangle Problem - All you have to do is work out one angle, sounds easy huh? Think again.
- High Stakes - A puzzle with rope and sticks. Go get some rope and sticks!