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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.
Two-faced conic sections
Play with our applets to explore the conic sections and their different definitions.
Steady on, Einstein
To celebrate the release of more English translations of Einstein's papers, we revisit one of his previously...
From dust to us
Where planets are born is not necessarily where they will stay…
It's bigger on the inside!
The London Mathematical Society starts its 150th anniversary year with a bang.
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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