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<div class="field field-name-field-abs-txt field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>We were lucky enough to interview Stas Smirnov at the ICM in Hyderabad, India. As well as being very pleased at winning the Fields Medal and being recognised by his colleagues, Stas reminded us that mathematicians don't do research to win medals. They do it because of curiosity and he personally can't wait to get back to his theorems.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Today we were lucky enough to interview Stas Smirnov about his work in statistical physics. As well as being very pleased at winning the Fields Medal and being recognised by his colleagues, Stas reminded us that mathematicians don't do research to win medals. They do it because of curiosity and he personally can't wait to get back to his theorems.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-weight field-type-number-integer field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">0</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">tags: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/tags/fields-medal">fields medal</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/content/category/tags/icm">ICM</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/category/tags/percolation-theory">percolation theory</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/content/category/tags/phase-transition">phase transition</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/category/tags/statistical-physics">statistical physics</a></div></div></div>Thu, 26 Aug 2010 18:17:47 +0000Rachel5294 at https://plus.maths.org/contentA new phase in mathematics - the work of Stanislav Smirnov
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<div class="field field-name-field-abs-txt field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The work of Fields Medallist Stanislav Smirnov will take mathematics and physics into a new phase with his mathematical proof of the understanding of phase transitions.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Suppose you throw an equal number of white and black balls into a rectangular box which is, say, 30 balls long, 10 balls wide and is now 5 layers deep in balls. What it the probability that you have a run of touching white balls from one end of the box to the other?</p>
<div class="leftimage" style="width:200px"><img alt="Stanislav Smirnov" src="/sites/plus.maths.org/files/news/2010/icm/smirnov-large[1].jpg" width="200px" height="130px" /><p>Stanislav Smirnov</p></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">tags: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/tags/fields-medal">fields medal</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/content/category/tags/icm">ICM</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/category/tags/percolation-theory">percolation theory</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/content/category/tags/lattice">lattice</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/category/tags/phase-transition">phase transition</a></div></div></div>Fri, 20 Aug 2010 05:57:34 +0000Rachel5287 at https://plus.maths.org/contentCAPTCHA chaos
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<div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Marianne Freiberger</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-abs-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/abstractpics/5/13_apr_2011_-_1159/icon.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-abs-txt field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">If you are prone to forgetting your passwords, you're not alone. To make sure
we remember all our passwords, many of us take measures that defeat the
purpose. These include, as studies have shown, using the same password for everything or writing them down on post-it
notes and sticking them to our computer. But such sloppiness makes
easy work for evil agents out to steal our data and identities. Now physicists from the US and Germany have devised a safer way of
using passwords that takes account of the human need for
memorability. </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>If you are prone to forgetting your passwords, you're not alone. To make sure
we remember all our passwords, many of us take measures that defeat the
purpose. These include, as studies have shown, using the same password for everything, with
things like "password1" or "abc123" particular favourites, or writing them down on post-it
notes and sticking them to our computer. But such sloppiness makes
easy work for evil agents out to steal our data and identities. And
with no small effect. Recent studies have revealed that identity theft</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-promo-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/promotepics/5/13_apr_2011_-_1200/front_icon.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-promote field-type-list-boolean field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">0</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">tags: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/category/tags/chaos">chaos</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/content/tags/cryptography">cryptography</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/category/tags/phase-transition">phase transition</a></div></div></div>Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:40:13 +0000mf3445467 at https://plus.maths.org/contentA new phase in mathematics - the work of Stanislav Smirnov
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<div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Rachel Thomas</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-abs-txt field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The work of Fields Medallist Stanislav Smirnov will take mathematics and physics into a new phase with his mathematical proof of the understanding of phase transitions.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Suppose you throw an equal number of white and black balls into a rectangular box which is, say, 30 balls long, 10 balls wide and is now 5 layers deep in balls. What it the probability that you have a run of touching white balls from one end of the box to the other?</p>
<div class="leftimage" style="width:200px"><img alt="Stanislav Smirnov" src="/sites/plus.maths.org/files/news/2010/icm/smirnov-large[1].jpg" width="200px" height="130px" /><p>Stanislav Smirnov</p></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-promote field-type-list-boolean field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">0</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">tags: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/tags/fields-medal">fields medal</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/content/category/tags/icm">ICM</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/category/tags/percolation-theory">percolation theory</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/content/category/tags/lattice">lattice</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content/category/tags/phase-transition">phase transition</a></div></div></div>Thu, 19 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +0000mf3445325 at https://plus.maths.org/content