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Author: Danielle Stretch
Against the odds
looks back at the remarkable life of pioneering mathematician Emmy Amalie Noether (1882-1935). Despite her constant struggles to make her way in a man's world, she made significant contributions to the development of modern algebra.
Career interview: Avalanche researcher
tells Plus how he combines his two loves - mathematics and mountaineering - in avalanche research.
Grappling with chaos: The Abel Prize 2014
The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Like spirals and flowers? Then you'll love polar coordinates and the pretty pictures they allow you to draw!
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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