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'Mathematics and democracy'
We're in a US election year, and as is usual at such times there is some discussion about the fairness of the voting system.
'The presidential election game'
If you ever have been (or wanted to be) involved in a school or office council which has to be elected by popular vote, you have a fair idea of the sort of considerations that have to be made.
'Lewis Carroll in numberland'
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sat in the bows of a rowing boat and heaved on the oars in time with another young man who sat in front of him.
'The wraparound universe'
With Einstein's publication of The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity in 1916 our view of the nature of the Universe was forever altered.
'How many socks make a pair?'
If you were to seek out books that attempt to popularise maths among the innumerati, you would notice that most give a quick nod to the golden ratio.
Ever wondered what mathematicians do all day? Finding Moonshine tells the story of a year in the life of the author, an Oxford professor known for his books, as well as radio and TV presentations of mathematics to the general public.
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed...
What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
No need for words
Where does our ability to do abstract maths come from? A new study sheds some fascinating light on the...
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