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Plus new writers award 2008
The amazing librarian
describes the workings of the most famous search engine of them all. You'll need some linear algebra for this one, but it's worth the while!
Fermat's last theorem and Andrew Wiles
tells the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who, with intense devotion and in secret, proved a deceptively simple-looking conjecture that had defeated mathematicians for almost 400 years.
A glimpse of Cantor's paradise
explores the beautiful world of the infinite.
Maths on a plane
discovers how maths helps solve the mysteries of flight and love.
If we all go for the blonde
revisits a scene of the film
A beautiful Mind
Alan Turing: ahead of his time
Alan Turing is the father of computer science and contributed significantly to the WW2 effort, but his life came to a tragic end.
explores his story.
Number crunching ants
finds that having a small brain doesn't stop you doing great things.