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Could maths have caught Shipman?
August 3, 2003
Harold Shipman could have been detected earlier by monitoring the death rates of his patients.
July 14, 2003
Mathematics shows that open source software beats closed source software in the race to fix bugs.
Dancing with Einstein
June 30, 2003
The Institute of Physics and Rambert Dance Company are planning to celebrate the theories of Einstein through dance.
Mission to Mars
June 15, 2003
The geometry says that now is the right time for a mission to Mars.
Is now a good time?
May 29, 2003
Mathematics is helping machines decide when is the best time to interrupt us with a call or email.
Mind the gap
May 12, 2003
Can Dan Goldston and Cem Yalcin Yildrim repair the hole in their proof to make the biggest breakthrough in prime number theory for 80 years?
May 6, 2003
Researchers have used mathematical modelling to understand the evolution of the influenza virus.
May 6, 2003
The mathematics of Grigori Perelman may earn him a million dollars, if no holes are found in his proof of the Poincaré Conjecture.
Steady on, Einstein
To celebrate the release of more English translations of Einstein's papers, we revisit one of his previously...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
How long can we survive a zombie invasion?
Can a mathematical model of zombies' movements allow the human race to survive impending doom?
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
How to approximate the English language using maths.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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