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Author: P.J. Aston
Decoding a war time diary
An account of how a prisoner of war's diary was recently decoded. Donald Hill wrote his diary in a numerical code, disguised as a set of mathematical tables, while in Hong Kong during and after the Japanese invasion of 1941.
Play to win with Nim
In the game of Nim one player always has a winning strategy — it depends on an unusual way of adding numbers.
What is information?
Books, brains, computers — information comes in many guises. But what exactly is information?
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Did chaos cause mayhem in Jurassic Park?
Was T-rex unleashed by mathematical chaos?
Celebrating maths communication
One of our favourite mathematicians, Marcus du Sautoy, will receive the 2014 Christopher Zeeman medal for...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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