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2007 Nobel Prizes won by mathematicians
Ground breaking work in uncovering optimal funding mechanisms in financial markets
Mathematicians offer new proof of quasicrystals' strange electronic properties.
Tying strings with established physics
String theory finally looks like it is tying the knot with established physics.
Happy birthday Plus! — celebrating 10 years of bringing mathematics to life
Plus 10 — what were the greatest mathematical advances in the last decade?
Scientists develop ways of testing string theory against reality
How plants halt sands
A new mathematical model describes how plants can stop desertification
The Nature of Space and Time: An Evening of Speculation
A public discussion explores deep questions
Troubled minds and perfect turbulence
Van Gogh paintings mimic the physics that governs turbulence
Outer space: A matter of gravity
What is the cosmological constant?
Everyone knows what symmetry is, and the ability to spot it seems to be hard-wired into our brains.
explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature can be symmetrical, and how this aids our understanding of the universe.
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
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?
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
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...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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