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Codes, trees and the prefix property
Underlying our vast global telecommunications networks are codes: formal schemes for representing information in machine-readable and transmissible formats.
examines the prefix property, one of the important features of a good code.
Steady on, Einstein
To celebrate the release of more English translations of Einstein's papers, we revisit one of his previously...
Who's looking at you?
Observers are, of course, vital in physics: we test our theories by comparing them to our observations. But...
How to approximate the English language using maths.
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
How long can we survive a zombie invasion?
Can a mathematical model of zombies' movements allow the human race to survive impending doom?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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