The maths of stirring a cup of tea


A person who has thought so much concerning the maths behind stirring cups of tea has received one of many world’s most profitable tutorial prizes.

Professor Sir Martin Hairer from Imperial Faculty in London received the 2021 Breakthrough Prize for Arithmetic by making use of advanced maths to easy conditions – like stirring a cup of tea.

He says he plans to spend his £2.3m winnings on a home and hopes the prize will encourage others to develop a ardour for maths too.