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Frugal nature: Euler and the calculus of variations
continues our series on the life and work of Leonhard Euler, who would have turned 300 this year. This article looks at the calculus of variations and a mysterious law of nature that has caused some scientists to reach out for god.
Maths in a minute: Pretend primes
Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.
Why wait a second?
Why today is 24 hours and 1 second long.
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.
The LHC and the dark matter mystery
What is dark matter and how can the LHC find it?
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