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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.
Emmy Noether: Against the odds
Emmy Noether, pioneering female mathematician, died 80 years ago.
Information, decisions and bits
A brief introduction to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
The physics of elementary particles: Part I
It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how...
How does your garden grow?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the...
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