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To generalise or specialise?
Generalists can thrive in a world of specialists
Modelling, step by step
Why can't human beings walk as fast as they run? And why do we prefer to break into a run rather than walk above a certain speed? Using mathematical modelling,
R. McNeill Alexander
finds some answers.
Grappling with chaos: The Abel Prize 2014
The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.
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)...
Searching for answers
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a...
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns...
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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