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The golden ratio and aesthetics
... top models, Linney and his colleagues found that the facial features of the models were just as varied as those in the rest of the ...
plusadmin  25 Jul 2018  22:47  12 comments

From planets to universes (part II)
... governing our cosmic path. There are several features our Universe must possess in order to evolve from an amorphous dense ...
Marianne  25 Jul 2018  13:46  0 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  25 Jul 2018  19:46  2 comments

Light attenuation and exponential laws
... . Chances of Surviving Let's consider some of the features of what we have ended up with so far. We have a mathematical ...
plusadmin  25 Jul 2018  19:46  6 comments

What is time?
... states. To make a loose analogy: we know that people have features on their faces, and we invented the notion of ‘Beauty’ for ... compare, and talk about different arrangements of facial features that please us. We know that noses, eyes, etc. exist, but ...
Marianne  26 Jul 2018  01:47  40 comments

What computers can't do
... the arrangement of leaves on a plant. One of the features of this subject which had been known since Kepler's time was the ...
plusadmin  25 Jul 2018  13:46  3 comments

Cosmic peaks
... an oracle, using it to determine some of the most important features of the Universe: how much matter, dark matter and dark energy the ... of increasing strength you can pick up smaller and smaller features, until you finally see the CMB in all its glory. Now imagine ...
Marianne  17 Jul 2018  22:41  0 comments

Energetic maths
... , published by Oxford University Press, with C. Sangwin and features in the book 50 Visions of Mathematics ed. Sam Parc. ...
Rachel  23 Jul 2018  16:57  0 comments

Celebrating Black Mathematician Month!
... will appear over the next few weeks. And Chalkdust also features an article by one of our favourite mathematicians, Nira Chamberlain ...
Rachel  20 Jul 2018  04:42  0 comments

Coding with linear codes (or how to avoid being eaten by crocodiles)
... School Phuket, Thailand. He has written news and features articles for the Guardian , Observer and Bangkok Post , and ...
Marianne  19 Jul 2018  16:42  1 comment