Cambridge maths website nominated for Internet 'Oscar'


12-06-2001

Plus, the online magazine on mathematics and its applications run by the Millennium Mathematics Project from the University of Cambridge , has been nominated for a prestigious Webby Award.

The Webby Awards, now in their fifth year, are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and are widely recognised as the Oscars of the Internet. Past judges have included David Bowie, Tina Brown, creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening and Larry Ellison, the Chairman of Oracle.



Plus increased its frequency of publication in January 2001 from three issues per year (one per term) to once every two months, and features articles on aspects of mathematics as diverse as the appearance of fractals in Jackson Pollock's paintings or the mathematics of limericks to whether the Universe is finite or our ability to predict the spread of disease. The readership of Plus has doubled in the first four months of this year and the site now receives more than 3,500 hits per day.



The awards ceremony will take place on July 18th in San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House. The entire event will be webcast live at http://www.webbyawards.com beginning at 8.0pm Pacific Standard Time.



Meanwhile, readers can anticipate the judges' decision by voting in a separate category for Plus for the People's Voice award - see http://plus.maths.org/additions/news/webby/index.html for more details.



Plus can be found at

http://www.plus.maths.org

and the Millennium Maths Project site is

http://www.mmp.maths.org

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