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Frugal nature: Euler and the calculus of variations
continues our series on the life and work of Leonhard Euler, who would have turned 300 this year. This article looks at the calculus of variations and a mysterious law of nature that has caused some scientists to reach out for god.
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...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Did chaos cause mayhem in Jurassic Park?
Was T-rex unleashed by mathematical chaos?
What is information?
Books, brains, computers — information comes in many guises. But what exactly is information?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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