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Author: Bill Casselman
On the dissecting table
writes about the intriguing amateur mathematician Henry Perigal, who took his elegant proof of Pythagoras' Theorem literally to his grave - by having it carved on his tombstone.
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
No need for words
Where does our ability to do abstract maths come from? A new study sheds some fascinating light on the...
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...
Preserving species in the face of climate change
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest...
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
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