The World Cup is almost upon us and so it’s time to make some predictions…

# Category: Mathematics

## Number of Days Between Easter’s

Posted onMy three year old asked me a pretty interesting question this morning, “how many sleeps is it until next Easter?”

## Was there room on the door for two?

Posted onCould Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) from the motion picture ‘Titanic’ both have survived by both floating on the door? (Clearly there are a load of spoilers in this article – but the film did come out over 20 years ago so I’m not going to worry too much about

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## Correlation of mean transfer spend and UEFA coefficient

Posted onHow does a countries mean transfer spend relate to its UEFA coefficient?

## Most expensive Premier League football transfer of all time: Rio Ferdinand

Posted onNo, this post isn’t 15 years late, Rio Ferdinand really did cost “more” than Paul Pogba…

## Complex Reflection Groups

Posted onAfter a spring clean I came across a talk I gave on the classification of complex reflection groups back in March 2011.

## Distribution of Pancake Day

Posted onToday is pancake day and it got me thinking about the fact that I remember the day falling on my birthday (March 7th) just once in my lifetime. How long will I have to wait until it next falls on my birthday?

## Relationship between Car Insurance Price and Population Density

Posted onThere was some discussion in my office today about the correlation between car insurance prices and where you live. The idea being that the prices are correlated with population density.

## New Pound Coin

Posted onAnyone who knows me / has been lucky (!) enough to have been on a maths or physics course taught by me will know how I like to moan about the mathematics of the new pound coinâ€¦

## Number of days until first Premier League manager sacking

Posted onI’ll get straight to the point, on average the first Premier League manager is sacked after 77 days.