Welcome to mscroggs.co.uk
My most recent blog post is Happy π+√3-4 Approximation Day!. Other highlights of the blog include:
New puzzles are posted on many Sundays, with answers posted on Monday. The most recent collection is Advent calendar 2019.
Some of my favourite puzzles are:
Every December, I post an Advent calendar full of puzzles. You can view the puzzles from the 2019 calendar here.
Who am I?
I am Matthew Scroggs. I like maths.
I currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Before this, I did a PhD in the Department of Mathematics at UCL and before that I obtained a Master's degree in mathematics at the University of Oxford. Between Oxford and UCL, I worked as a maths teacher in a secondary school. During my PhD, I began working on the open source boundary element method library Bempp. During my postdoc at Cambridge, I began working on the open source finite element library FEniCS. You can find more about my work on the academic page.
You can regularly find me at London MathsJam (second last Tuesday of the month), the MathsJam Gathering (yearly) and EMF Camp (every two years). I write the crossnumber (as Humbug), puzzles and articles for Chalkdust Magazine. For more non-work related articles and talks, see the talks page.
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