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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.
The LHC and the dark matter mystery
What is dark matter and how can the LHC find it?
Rewriting the enormous theorem
Mathematicians are busy tidying up the largest proof in history.
Police and thieves
Using maths to simulate the behaviour of criminals.
A team of computer scientists has found a weakness in the world's most popular anonymity service.
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