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Plus new writers award 2008
The amazing librarian
describes the workings of the most famous search engine of them all. You'll need some linear algebra for this one, but it's worth the while!
Alan Turing: ahead of his time
Alan Turing is the father of computer science and contributed significantly to the WW2 effort, but his life came to a tragic end.
explores his story.
A glimpse of Cantor's paradise
explores the beautiful world of the infinite.
Number crunching ants
finds that having a small brain doesn't stop you doing great things.
Fermat's last theorem and Andrew Wiles
tells the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who, with intense devotion and in secret, proved a deceptively simple-looking conjecture that had defeated mathematicians for almost 400 years.
If we all go for the blonde
revisits a scene of the film
A beautiful Mind
Maths on a plane
discovers how maths helps solve the mysteries of flight and love.
El duende flamenco de Paco de Lucía
The funeral of the great flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia, this week reminded us of the mathematical and...
Influenza Virus: it's all in the packaging
How are researchers in disease dynamics using mathematics to understand how the influenza virus replicates?...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Why are we here?
David Sloan calculates how likely it is that our Universe exists. He explains to us how, and why the answer...
Research into the bizarre world of neutrinos helps to piece together the creation story of the Universe.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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