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Winning background research
There might not be a Nobel Prize for mathematics, but maths is at the heart of the 2006 Nobel Prizes.
Catching waves with Kip Thorne
What happens when one black hole meets another?
Professor Kip Thorne
shows us how to eavesdrop on these cosmic events by watching for telltale gravitational waves.
Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking!
This issue of
is a special, marking the occasion of Stephen Hawking's 60th birthday. Plus attended his
in Cambridge, where we interviewed some of the world's most influential mathematicians and physicists.
No place like home for Martin Rees
Sir Martin Rees
a whistlestop tour of some of the more extraordinary features of our cosmos, and explains how lucky we are that the universe is the way it is.
Stephen Hawking's 60 years in a nutshell
is very proud to present
Professor Stephen Hawking
's own Birthday Symposium address.
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
The power of good questions
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
Scared of swine flu? Avoid children!
New analysis of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and...
Play to win with Nim
In the game of Nim one player always has a winning strategy — it depends on an unusual way of adding numbers.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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