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<p>Suppose you throw an equal number of white and black balls into a rectangular box which is, say, 30 balls long, 10 balls wide and is now 5 layers deep in balls. What it the probability that you have a run of touching white balls from one end of the box to the other?</p>
<div class="leftimage" style="width:200px"><img alt="Stanislav Smirnov" src="/sites/plus.maths.org/files/news/2010/icm/smirnov-large[1].jpg" width="200px" height="130px"><p>Stanislav Smirnov</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/new-phase-mathematics" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/new-phase-mathematics#commentsfields medalICMlatticepercolation theoryphase transitionFri, 20 Aug 2010 05:57:34 +0000Rachel5287 at http://plus.maths.org/contentA new phase in mathematics - the work of Stanislav Smirnov
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<p>The work of Fields Medallist Stanislav Smirnov will take mathematics and physics into a new phase with his mathematical proof of the understanding of phase transitions.</p>
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<p>Suppose you throw an equal number of white and black balls into a rectangular box which is, say, 30 balls long, 10 balls wide and is now 5 layers deep in balls. What it the probability that you have a run of touching white balls from one end of the box to the other?</p>
<div class="leftimage" style="width:200px"><img alt="Stanislav Smirnov" src="/sites/plus.maths.org/files/news/2010/icm/smirnov-large[1].jpg" width="200px" height="130px"><p>Stanislav Smirnov</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/new-phase-mathematics-work-stanislav-smirnov" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/new-phase-mathematics-work-stanislav-smirnov#commentsfields medalICMlatticepercolation theoryphase transitionThu, 19 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +0000mf3445325 at http://plus.maths.org/content