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Self-similar syncopations: Fibonacci, L-systems, limericks and ragtime
investigates the links between music and mathematics, throwing in limericks, Fibonacci and Scott Joplin along the way.
is proud to present an extended version of his winning entry for the THES/OUP 1999 Science Writing Prize.
The origins of proof IV: The philosophy of proof
concludes our Origins of Proof series by asking what a proof really
, and how we know that we've actually found one. One for the philosophers to ponder...
Ramanujan surprises again
A fascinating discovery sheds new light on the work of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Middle class problems
A famous question involving networks appears to have come closer to an answer.
Physics in a minute: What's the problem with quantum gravity?
At the heart of modern physics lurks a terrible puzzle: the two main theories that describe the world we...
What is a black hole – mathematically?
Pau Figueras explains how Einstein's theories predicted the existence of black holes, and how to describe...
What is a black hole – physically?
Small, dark, and very hard to see. This and far more indepth answers to every question you ever wanted to...
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