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A postcard from Italy
is a Swiss artist whose work is strongly influenced by mathematics. He sent us this Postcard from Italy, telling us about his work and the important roles that nature and numbers play in it.
Phillip Griffiths: Beauty, truth and being practical
The winner of the 2014 Chern medal tells us about beauty in maths, the twists and turns of mathematical...
Why does cosmology need philosophy?
George Ellis explains why the study of the cosmos poses some very deep questions.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Dreaming the dream
Why cosmologists worry about isolated brains that randomly fluctuate into existence.
Making a right angle the Maya way
The Mayan civilisation brought forth many great things — including this clever way of making a right angle.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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