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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.
Steady on, Einstein
To celebrate the release of more English translations of Einstein's papers, we revisit one of his previously...
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Who's looking at you?
Observers are, of course, vital in physics: we test our theories by comparing them to our observations. But...
Maths in a minute: What's average?
Why the humble average can be grossly misleading.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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