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The origins of proof II : Kepler's proofs
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) is now chiefly remembered as a mathematical astronomer who discovered three laws that describe the motion of the planets.
continues our series on the origins of proof with an examination of Kepler's astronomy.
Answers on a donut – the Fields medal lecture of Manjul Bhargava
We enjoyed Manjul Bhargava's Fields medal lecture so much we wanted to share it with you!
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.
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Kissing the curve
From a smile to a line drawing by Picasso, curves bring great beauty to our world. But how curvy is a curve?
Did chaos cause mayhem in Jurassic Park?
Was T-rex unleashed by mathematical chaos?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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