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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!
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.
A glimpse of Cantor's paradise
explores the beautiful world of the infinite.
Number crunching ants
finds that having a small brain doesn't stop you doing great things.
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.
If we all go for the blonde
revisits a scene of the film
A beautiful Mind
Maths on a plane
discovers how maths helps solve the mysteries of flight and love.
Police and thieves
Using maths to simulate the behaviour of criminals.
A five that fits
A brand-new pentagon to tile your wall with.
A team of computer scientists has found a weakness in the world's most popular anonymity service.
Communication and ball packing
What does packing balls in higher dimensions have to do with getting your message across?
Maths in a minute: Pretend primes
Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.
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