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Game theory and the Cuban missile crisis
Steven J. Brams
uses the Cuban missile crisis to illustrate the Theory of Moves, which is not just an abstract mathematical model but one that mirrors the real-life choices, and underlying thinking, of flesh-and-blood decision makers.
There's no doubt that information is power, but could it be converted into physical energy you could heat a...
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
Cereal, sand and snow
As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It...
Like spirals and flowers? Then you'll love polar coordinates and the pretty pictures they allow you to draw!
Building a bridge to maths
At last month's Cambridge Science Festival we had great fun trying out a hands-on (or rather feet-on)...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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