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A bright idea
What do computers and light switches have in common?
illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic.
A computer program that can learn languages
Maths on the brain
Mathematicians are testing a silicon chip that mimics the function of a part of the human brain concerned with memory. Is this some maths you'd rather not forget?
Career interview: Statistical consulting
about life as consultant statisticians, modelling real-world problems in areas as diverse as the shipping industry and water rationing.
Pushing back Pi
Numbers like Pi have no repeating pattern. So just how accurately do we know what it is?
From Arsenal to RSA: An interview with Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.
Rewriting the enormous theorem
Mathematicians are busy tidying up the largest proof in history.
The LHC and the dark matter mystery
What is dark matter and how can the LHC find it?
Maths in a minute: Pretend primes
Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.
Communication and ball packing
What does packing balls in higher dimensions have to do with getting your message across?
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