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Telling the tale of the wealth tail

A mathematical physicist and her colleague, both from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, are about to publish a study in European Physical Journal B on a family of taxation and wealth redistribution models. The ...

dateJul 30, 2012 in Mathematics
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Experiments inform study of crowd motion

What must the staid-faced University luminaries in those portraits around Sayles Hall have thought while they watched this scene play out for four days last week? Over and over, two to 20 young men and women in bike helmets ...

dateJul 27, 2012 in Mathematics
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Physicists study the classics for hidden truths

The truth behind some of the world's most famous historical myths, including Homer's epic, the Iliad, has been bolstered by two researchers who have analysed the relationships between the myths' characters and compared them ...

dateJul 24, 2012 in Mathematics
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Tracking animal epidemics through road network

Road transport is one of the main vectors of animal epidemics. It is vital to understand how potentially infected animals are transported and exchanged within a country. A French-Italian team, including researchers from the ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in Mathematics
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Novel equations improve image processing

A specific class of mathematical equations is helping to solve major challenges in the field, facilitating advanced modelling in a number of applications from climate change to desertification.

dateJul 06, 2012 in Mathematics
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