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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.
From 70 million to just 600...
This year has seen a flurry of results as mathematicians hunt down the elusive proof of the twin prime...
Struggling with chance
A 1 in 14 million chance to win the lottery, a 5% risk of cancer, a 50:50 chance of heads on a coin — we deal...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Mathematical man Friday
Who knew that Robinson Crusoe contained a lost chapter about maths? Help us find the hidden mathematical...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
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