• The Dearing report
  • Network capacity problem
  • References

Sir Walter Raleigh is perhaps best known for laying down his cloak in the mud for Queen Elizabeth I. But, he also started a mathematical quest which to this day remains unsolved.

Every even number greater than 4 can be written as the sum of two odd primes - a simple statement, but still unproven today.

The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
After 5,000 years, the game of Nine Men's Morris has succumbed to the power of modern computing, plus other recent mathematical discoveries in the world of games.
The mathematics underlying today's complex telephone networks is still based on his work. Erlang was the first person to study the problem of telephone networks.