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Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.
Generating electricity without the use of fossil fuels is not just an engineering and industrial challenge, it is also a huge mathematical challenge.
In this podcast author Coralie Colmez shares insights into her novel The irrational diary of Clara Valentine.
We talk to early career mathematicians who spent some of their summer holiday solving problems posed by industry — such as how to blend a perfect smoothie!
Don't like plantbased meat alternatives, but want to spare animals and the environment? There's hope on the horizon, aided by a good helping of maths.
Inverse problems are mathematical detective problems. They can help solve crimes, are used in medical imaging, and much more.
Many highly intelligent people fail to notice that Shannon's concept of information as a measurable property of strings of symbols is very different from the much older concept of information as semantic content (or meaning), which is part of our everyday language and was used frequently by Jane Austen in her novels over a century before Shannon introduced his concept. In talking about intelligence and use of information by organisms (including humans) we are almost always referring to Austen information. See https://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cogaff/misc/austeninfo.html for more detail.