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Why did nature choose quantum theory?
... sharing many of quantum theory's other mysterioussounding features — such as entanglement , interference , teleportation , ...
Marianne  18 Oct 2016  10:46  0 comments

Outer space: Emergence
... not only bigger than its parts, it also possesses emergent features that are qualitatively different to those of its parts. ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  13:28  0 comments

Euler's polyhedron formula
... it down in words. It turns out that it is described by two features. The first is that Platonic solids have no spikes or dips in them, so ... seven edges: http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue43/features/kirk/proof but as I could barely follow *that* one, that's all ...
plusadmin  3 Aug 2016  16:07  67 comments

A risky business: how to price derivatives
... can only move at discrete time points. Both of these features are somewhat undesirable, but there is a clever way around this ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  12:32  6 comments

Roger Penrose: A Knight on the tiles
... realisation." As Penrose says, one of the interesting features of the tiling problem is that it is noncomputable. "It is possible to ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  11:13  2 comments

News from the world of maths: Who is your favourite fictional mathematician?
... mathematicians! His 2006 book "Mathematicians in love" features Bela Kis and Paul Bridge, postgrads at Berkeley and a higher world of ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  16:04  0 comments

John Conway – discovering free will (part III)
... brimming with life is particularly poignant as death also features in our discussion. Conway had a stroke in 2006 and, although fit ...
Rachel  17 Oct 2016  13:25  5 comments

How to board a plane relatively quickly, and other important mathematical news
... an experiment which separates dancing ability from other features that contribute to attractiveness. So if you are not perfectly ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  16:01  0 comments

Time to go retro
... really strange is if you are incapable of knowing certain features of the present that depend on the future. So, if there is an element ... finding a local, retrocausal toy model that could match key features of quantum mechanics. He is finding it by looking at a class of ...
Rachel  4 Oct 2016  14:35  0 comments

Music and Euclid's algorithm
By Benjamin Wardhaugh September 2006 Gottfried von Leibniz ... and Music About the author Benjamin Wardhaugh studied in Cambridge and London, receiving a BA in mathematics and an ...
plusadmin  18 Jun 2010  16:09  7 comments