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Secret symmetry and the Higgs boson (Part I)
... physicist Lev Landau recognised that they share common features. He realised that in each case, the transformation of the material is ...
Marianne  31 Oct 2017  15:58  2 comments

The Tower of Hanoi: Where maths meets psychology
... abilities. In maths it displays a wealth of beautiful features and leads you straight to surprisingly tricky questions that still ... discs stacked up on one peg. It turns out that both of these features, the game's recursive nature and its variability, lead to some ...
Marianne  13 Oct 2017  13:50  7 comments

New windows on the Universe
... "The different signals are produced by different features of the system: the gravitational waves by the motion of the masses, ... thought. But it's not all about size. There are other features of black holes that come out of the theory, but which we haven't so ...
Marianne  5 Oct 2017  15:37  0 comments

The magical mathematics of music
By Jeffrey Rosenthal May 2005 The astronomer Galileo Galilei ... applause. About the author Jeffrey Rosenthal is a professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of ... trippy thing with us. He mentioned a few things Jeffrey Rosenthal did (sine waves, pressure, hrtz, frequencies) but he just played the ...
plusadmin  20 Nov 2013  15:12  35 comments

Maths in a minute: Maths and navigation
... , published by Oxford University Press, with C. Sangwin and features in the book 50 Visions of Mathematics ed. Sam Parc. ...
Marianne  20 Sep 2017  14:30  0 comments

What is a black hole – mathematically?
... Can you characterise a black hole so simply, with just a few features, such as mass and size? One of the reasons why black holes ...
Rachel  10 Aug 2017  12:46  4 comments

The symmetry and simplicity of the laws of nature and the Higgs boson  Juan Maldacena
... consequences of these symmetries and to explain various features of elementary particles. You can read more about this in ...
jemh4  14 Aug 2017  14:43  0 comments

Plus Magazine
... to Shakespeare, music is the food of love. But Jeffrey Rosenthal follows Galileo's observation that the entire universe is written ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:04

How does gravity work?
... can be measured. This helps to determine some crucial features of the Universe, for example how fast it is expanding. Currently ...
plusadmin  9 Aug 2017  14:41  16 comments

Teacher package: Mathematics in sport
... Swimming in mathematics — One of the most impressive features of the 2008 Beijing Olympics was the beautiful aquatics venue, known ...
Marianne  15 Jul 2017  11:38  0 comments