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A new mathematics for experimental science

Mathematics is the ultimate scientific tool. For centuries it has been used to describe the forces of nature, from planetary motion to fluid dynamics. It helped unlock the secrets of DNA and unleashed the ...

dateApr 01, 2014 in Mathematics
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We still can't get enough pi ... but why?

The number pi (π = 3.14159265358979323846…), unique among the pantheon of mathematical constants, captures the fascination of the public and professional mathematicians. Three years ago one of the authors ...

dateMar 14, 2014 in Mathematics
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Magic and symmetry in mathematics

We live in a three-dimensional world. Despite the many benefits this presents, it also makes for a complicated math problem, according to Northeastern associate professor of mathematics Ivan Loseu. The best ...

dateMar 12, 2014 in Mathematics
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Optimising the future with mathematics

How will science address the challenges of the future? In collaboration with Australia's chief scientist Ian Chubb, we're asking how each science discipline will contribute to Australia now and in the fu ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Mathematics
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