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enAnd the Nobel Prize in Mathematics goes to...
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<p>Well, it goes to no-one because there isn't a Nobel Prize for maths. Some have speculated that Alfred Nobel neglected maths because his wife ran off with a mathematician, but the rumour seems to be unfounded. But whatever the reason for its non-appearance in the Nobel list, it's maths that makes the science-based Nobel subjects possible and it usually plays a fundamental role in the some of the laureates' work. Here we'll have a look at two of the prizes awarded this year, in physics and economics.</p>
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<p>No-one won the Nobel Prize for mathematics in 2010 ... because there isn't a Nobel Prize for maths. Some have <A href="http://nobelprizes.com/nobel/why_no_math.html">speculated</a> that Alfred Nobel neglected maths because his wife ran off with a mathematician, but the rumour seems to be unfounded. But whatever the reason for its non-appearance in the original Nobel list, it's maths that makes the science-based Nobel subjects possible and it plays a fundamental role in many of the laureates' work.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/and-nobel-prize-mathematics-goes" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/and-nobel-prize-mathematics-goes#commentsmathematical realityeconomic predictioneconomicsmathematical modellingNobel prizequantum mechanicsquantum tunnelingFri, 15 Oct 2010 14:39:04 +0000mf3445331 at http://plus.maths.org/contentGraphical methods III: the slugs bounce back
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In the last article of this three-part series, <b>Phil Wilson</b> shows how simple graphs can tell you a lot about the economy — and not only in Slugworld. </div>
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<h3>The story so far ...</h3>
It is 50 million years from now and the world, until recently, was dominated by slugs. Competing for land and resources, the slug world had divided into two rivalling superpowers, each threatening the other with a deadly arsenal of salty missiles. In <a href="/issue38/features/wilson">Graphical methods I</a> we saw how the slugs' fate hung in a dangerous balance — until all hell broke
loose as each state launched its entire arsenal on the other.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/graphical-methods-iii-slugs-bounce-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/graphical-methods-iii-slugs-bounce-back#comments40economic predictioneconomicsgraphical methodssupply and demandThu, 31 Aug 2006 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2291 at http://plus.maths.org/content