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The reason we lose at games

If you have ever wondered why you never seem to win at skill-based games such as poker or chess, there might be a very good reason. Writing in PNAS, a University of Manchester physicist has discovered that some games are ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Mathematics
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Mathematicians tackle global issues

More than 100 academic institutions and scholarly societies have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013. This year-long effort will highlight the contributions made by mathematics ...

dateDec 07, 2012 in Mathematics
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Celebrating the mathematical genius Ramanujan

On December 22, 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan was born to a poor family in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. From humble and obscure beginnings, he blossomed into one of the greatest mathematical geniuses of all time. Largely ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Mathematics
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