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Cracking codes, part II
In the second of two articles,
visits the strange subatomic world and investigates the possibility of unbreakable quantum cryptography.
Genius, stupidity and genius again
looks back at the tragically short but inspiringly productive life of a true original: Evariste Galois.
The magical mathematics of music
According to Shakespeare, music is the food of love. But
follows Galileo's observation that the entire universe is written in the language of mathematics - and that includes music.
In the first of two articles,
takes a tour through the history of codes and the prospects for truly unbreakable quantum cryptography.
Exploring the Enigma
During the Second World War, the Allies' codebreakers worked at Bletchley Park to decipher the supposedly unbreakable Enigma code.
tells us about their heroic efforts, which historians believe shortened the war by two years.
The tsunami of December 26th 2004 has focused the world's attention on this terrifying consequence of an underwater earthquake.
explores the underlying wave mathematics.
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Don't judge a black hole by its area
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Stop taking the p
Why a time-honoured statistical tool is becoming problematic.
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