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Euler's solution to the Basel problem
An infinite series of surprises
Infinite series occupy a central and important place in mathematics.
C. J. Sangwin
shows us how eighteenth-century mathematician Leonhard Euler solved one of the foremost infinite series problems of his day.
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What is information and how does it shape our reality?
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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)...
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A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
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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.
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Friends and strangers
Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to...
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The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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