Megan - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. This is the first time that this piece of work has been published online. CPD There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.(Unknown, 1885) Statistics … Continue reading How to Lie with Statistics
Jake - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 Further Mathematician Jake writes here on the convergence of the sum of reciprocals. This is Jake's second publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Jake here. CPD Introduction Let us consider the set of sums: When taken to the limit as x … Continue reading Convergence of the sum of reciprocals
Michal - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Michal writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the fascinating topic of robot rights. As Michal notes, "[a]rtificial intelligence raises serious questions about philosophical boundaries. While we may ask if sentient robots are conscious or deserving of rights, it forces us to pose basic questions like ‘What … Continue reading Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?
Jake - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 mathematician Jake writes here on the complex topic of computational integration. This essay was entered into the Teddy Rocks Maths Competition organised by St. Edmund Hall, Oxford; you can view Jake's essay published on the website here. CPD Introduction Let me preface by exploring why … Continue reading Computational Integration – How do we integrate?
Mr Dodd - TGJ Staff Editor To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s pledge to end the gender imbalance in science.UN Secretary-General António Guterres Today, February 11th 2020, is the … Continue reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Aryan Girish - Year 10 Student Russia…...America…….China: these nations all go by the name of space superpowers, and all have achieved the gargantuan achievement of sending a satellite to the Moon. The year is 1969 and the US and the erstwhile USSR are both heavily involved in the space race over who can get man to … Continue reading India Races to the Moon
Benjamin Bissett - Year 9 Student & 2008 Society Member Weird Maths is a factual book written by mathematicians David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee about mathematical and scientific questions that us humans regularly ask about our world and universe. It is divided into 13 easily understood chapters which are all exciting and interesting in their … Continue reading Book Review: Weird Maths
Oluwaseyitan Olusoga - Year 9 Student Two Year 9 students, Oluwaseyitan Olusoga and Katya Rawat, were recently nominated for the Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses at the University of Leeds. Olu has written the following short article on his experiences. You can also read more about recent successes in mathematics at GSAL here, and can follow @GSALmaths on … Continue reading Leeds Maths Masterclasses
Mrs A Jackson - Teacher of Mathematics The annual Junior Mathematics Challenge individual competition took place on Tuesday 30th April 2019. The 2019 test paper can be viewed here. GSAL students in Year 7 and Year 8 took part in the challenge. Around 300,000 students took part across the UK and worldwide this year. As … Continue reading Junior Mathematics Challenge 2019
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor What might we learn from imaging a black hole? In a famous moment for astronomy, an image of a black hole has been captured for the very first time. The picture shows the halo of dust and gas surrounding the black hole lying at the heart of the Messier … Continue reading What’s News: What might we learn from imaging a black hole?