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Mathematics

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  • 5
    Jul

    2021

    Algorithmic Randomness

    What does it mean for a sequence of 0s and 1s to be random? One way to answer this question is to use tools from mathematical logic, specifically computability theory: a sequence is random if it contains...

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  • 24
    Jun

    2021

    Anachronism(s) in the history of mathematics

    Debate concerning anachronism has long vexed historical interpretation. Forms of anachronism are often declared the greatest failure, almost a moral sin, that a historian can commit. Yet, many have spoken...

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  • 16
    Apr

    2021

    What have Mathematics and Statistics ever done for...

    By Graham Robertson Senior Marketing Executive, Cambridge University Press How much do you know about the influence of mathematics and statistics? April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness...

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  • 14
    Apr

    2021

    Bounded gaps between primes: the epic...

    Why did I write this book? Certainly there are quite a few mathematicians who could write a better book on bounded gaps. I thought that the series of wonderful breakthroughs deserved to be celebrated...

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  • 5
    Mar

    2021

    Did an apple really fall on Newton’s head?

    The original post can be found at www.principia.blog Everyone knows that The Principia was based on the inspiration that struck Newton when the apple struck his head, as you can...

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  • 23
    Feb

    2021

    What do the data say?

    In modern times we experience regular public exchanges of opinion, whether about COVID-19 policies, humanity’s influence on climate, or whether or not the local jail needs replacing.  When arguing...

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  • 19
    Oct

    2020

    Algorithms Reaching into Society, our Bodies and...

    Just a few years ago, who would have thought that algorithms would be regularly making important decisions once made by humans, and they would be so complex that we would not be able to fully understand...

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  • 5
    Jun

    2020

    On COVID-19 Surveillance

    As cities, counties and states begin to relax social distancing guidelines, it is important for local and state public health organizations to conduct rigorous disease surveillance looking for indications...

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