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Author: Karla Diaz Ordaz
'The presidential election game'
If you ever have been (or wanted to be) involved in a school or office council which has to be elected by popular vote, you have a fair idea of the sort of considerations that have to be made.
Ever wondered what mathematicians do all day? Finding Moonshine tells the story of a year in the life of the author, an Oxford professor known for his books, as well as radio and TV presentations of mathematics to the general public.
Two books on the Riemann hypothesis
This review looks at two books on one of the most important, and most difficult, open problems in mathematics: the Riemann hypothesis.
'The Poincaré conjecture'
The Poincaré conjecture is one of the few mathematical results that has managed to catch the interest of the mainstream media.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Influenza Virus: it's all in the packaging
How are researchers in disease dynamics using mathematics to understand how the influenza virus replicates?...
Research into the bizarre world of neutrinos helps to piece together the creation story of the Universe.
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...
Infinity or -1/12?
What do you get when you add up all the natural numbers 1+2+3+4+ ... ? Not -1/12! We explore a strange result...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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