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1. ### Making penalties fairer

... major football tournaments that happened between 1970 and 2008 — including World Cups, European Championships, American Cups, African ... compared to 0.151 for team B: that's a difference of 0.07. However, the probability of team A being ahead at the end of five rounds ...

Marianne - 14 Jun 2018 - 18:21 - 0 comments

2. ### A disappearing number

... By  Rachel Thomas December 2008 Listen to the accompanying podcast One morning ...

3. ### How to tame uncertainty

... in the hands of a mathematical model? If you remember the 2008 financial fiasco, then your answer might well be "no". Mathematical ...

Marianne - 11 Oct 2018 - 11:46 - 2 comments

4. ### The Fields Medal 2018: Peter Scholze

... seven numbers 0, 1, ..., 6 with arithmetic defined modulo 7 is a field. (You can read about modular arithmetic here .) ... of the field – for our field of arithmetic modulo 7, the characteristic is 7. (For any field defined as the arithmetic modulo ...

Rachel - 9 Oct 2018 - 13:59 - 0 comments

5. ### Maths and politics

... Permalink Submitted by Matthew on September 7, 2018 it seems unfortunate that the tone of the article ...

Marianne - 20 Sep 2018 - 11:49 - 2 comments

6. ### Things never get simpler - the work of Cédric Villani

... excellent description on the ICM website, on which this blog post was based. To find out more about the Boltzmann equation and optimal ...

Marianne - 5 Sep 2018 - 10:52 - 0 comments

7. ### Error correcting codes

... this with a simple example. The numbers from 0 up to 7, written in binary, are: 000 (0) 001 (1) 010 (2) 011 (3) 100 (4) 101 (5) 110 (6) 111 (7) (You can read more about binary numbers here , or simply believe ...

Marianne - 5 Sep 2018 - 10:38 - 0 comments

8. ### Clocking the schedule

... 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 A-H A-C A-E A-G A-B A-D A-F ...

Marianne - 31 Aug 2018 - 12:30 - 0 comments

9. ### Something from nothing?

... by itself and 1. The first few primes are 2, 3, 5, and 7. The primes are like building blocks for all the natural numbers, because ...

Marianne - 7 Aug 2018 - 01:09 - 3 comments

10. ### What can science see?

... on the Franco-Swiss border. Since it was switched on in 2008 the LHC has accelerated tiny particles of matter to close to the speed of ...

Marianne - 6 Aug 2018 - 17:13 - 0 comments