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Author: Rachel Thomas
Maths in the dock
about the vital role of maths in presenting criminal evidence.
Career interview: Statistical consulting
about life as consultant statisticians, modelling real-world problems in areas as diverse as the shipping industry and water rationing.
Terrorists' code of honour
Folding under pressure
Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking!
This issue of
is a special, marking the occasion of Stephen Hawking's 60th birthday. Plus attended his
in Cambridge, where we interviewed some of the world's most influential mathematicians and physicists.
Reducing radiotherapy roulette
RIP Claude Shannon
Claude Shannon, who died on February 24, was the founder of Information Theory, which is the basis of modern telecommunications.
looks at Shannon's life and works.
Light bends the 'wrong' way
Maths in the movies
Ebola: Evidence from numbers
Why maths is an important tool in the fight against Ebola.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
So you think you can add up?
Why do we add fractions the way we do? A very close look at addition reveals the answer — and it also works...
Trisecting an angle with origami
How to solve an ancient problem in a few folds.
Solving quadratics in pictures
How to derive the famous quadratic formula from pictures, just like the Babylonians did.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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