Unlocking the mathematical formula of juggling
In the 1980s, Cambridge University mathematician Colin Wright helped develop a notation system for juggling.
He was frustrated that there was no way to write down juggling moves, and so devised sequences of numbers which could be used to denote particular juggling moves.
Known around the world as Siteswap, Quantum Juggling, or The Cambridge Notation, these sequences encode the number of beats of each juggling throw, related to their height and the hand to which the throw is made. In turn this has help to unlock previously unknown juggling moves.
19 Dec 2012