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Author: Robert Leese
We take reliable radio communications for granted, but accommodating many different users is not easy.
explains how the mathematics of colouring graphs can help avoid interference on your mobile phone.
The fact that a sizeable proportion of the financial workforce is made up of physicists is one of the...
The life and numbers of Fibonacci
The Fibonacci sequence – 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ... – is one of the most famous pieces of mathematics. We...
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...
The leaning tower of PISA?
This year's PISA results have caused predictable headline, but do the statistics add up?
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...
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