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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.
Another way of voting
Should we let go of the "one person, one vote" principle?
Kissing the curve – manifolds in many dimensions
Following on from our previous article about curvature of lines and surfaces, we now move up to curvature of...
What is general relativity?
To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the...
Life's quantum crystal ball
Does the ability to predict the future define the fundamental difference between living and inanimate matter?
Einstein and relativity: Part I
Read about the rocky road to one of Einstein's greatest achievements: the general theory of relativity, which...
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