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Submitted by plusadmin on December 1, 1999
This special double issue of
is cause for celebration: both of the endeavours of physics to understand our Universe, and of the
writers of tomorrow
who may help explain it. We explore the frontiers of modern physics: searching for
in space and
exotic particles in the LHC
, looking through the
Hubble Space Telescope
, imagining a
, and wrestling with one of the
biggest problems in modern physics
. And the winners of the
new writers award 2009
most beautiful equation of them all
, explain the
, and unveil the
curse of good looks
. We raise a toast to mathematics and physics — to all the explorers of the new frontiers and the new writers who can take us there!
A team of computer scientists has found a weakness in the world's most popular anonymity service.
Rewriting the enormous theorem
Mathematicians are busy tidying up the largest proof in history.
Police and thieves
Using maths to simulate the behaviour of criminals.
Crimes and earthquakes
How the maths that is used to predict earthquakes can help fight gang crime.
Communication and ball packing
What does packing balls in higher dimensions have to do with getting your message across?
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