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Agner Krarup Erlang (1878 - 1929)
The mathematics underlying today's complex telephone networks is still based on his work. Erlang was the first person to study the problem of telephone networks.
Call routing in telephone networks
Find out how modern telephone networks use mathematics to make it possible for a person to dial a friend in another country just as easily as if they were in the same street, or to read web pages that are on a computer in another continent.
The LHC and the dark matter mystery
What is dark matter and how can the LHC find it?
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Rewriting the enormous theorem
Mathematicians are busy tidying up the largest proof in history.
From Arsenal to RSA: An interview with Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.
Police and thieves
Using maths to simulate the behaviour of criminals.
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