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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!
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed...
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