With the recent explosion and ease of online shopping, anything and everything is suddenly available to buy. 30 years ago, you’d have struggled to find a t-shirt with a niche reference to your favourite but obscure band in your local store; today, you could have a mug with the singer's face on it delivered to your door in less than 24 hours. Maths students, enthusiasts and researchers are no different to anyone else in this regard. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a Green’s Theorem geek, or equally just anything that shows your love of mathematics, here are five pieces of our favourite maths merch!
1. Euler’s Identity Tee
Arguably the most simple and beautiful equation there is, why wouldn’t you want that on a shirt! Introduce your non-maths friends to this core equation and see how many of the symbols they know!
2. Hippotenuse Hoodie
The classic joke of every student learning trigonometry for the first time. At least it helps them to remember! This jokey sweater, designed by Maths YouTuber Dr Trefor, is the perfect combination of cute and quirky - who doesn’t love a hippo sliding down the largest side of a triangle!
3. Expected Goal Mug
For the soccer and maths lover (there’s more cross over than you’d think). Designed by David Sumpter, the soccermatics equations expert, this would make a fantastic gift for that lecturer who just can’t stop talking about Man United…
4. Julia Fractal Tee
Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar no matter what the scale. Also known as the artwork of mathematics, it was only a matter of time before we saw them on clothing too. We love this design showing off the Julia Fractal, and it will be particularly familiar to fans of popular maths YouTuber Tom Rocks Maths!
5. Maryam Mirzakhani Sweatshirt
An inspirational Iranian mathematician and winner of the Fields medal, you can pay tribute to this fantastic academic with a beautiful sweatshirt, particularly popular with the Women in Mathematics Society at the University of Oxford, as they’re named after her!