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Ig Nobel 2006 Prize in mathematics

The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize in mathematics was awarded to Dr Piers Barnes and Ms Nic Svenson of CSIRO for figuring out how many photographs to take of a group of people to be confident of getting at least one where ...

Oct 06, 2006 4 / 5 (23) 0

Mathematics: Mapping a fixed point

(PhysOrg.com) -- For fifty years, mathematicians have grappled with a so-called “fixed point” theorem. An EPFL-based team has now found an elegant, one-page solution that opens up new perspectives ...

Nov 23, 2011 4.7 / 5 (19) 8 | with audio podcast

Long lost sisters

The human race was divided into two separate groups within Africa for as much as half of its existence, says a Tel Aviv University mathematician. Climate change, reduction in populations and harsh conditions may have caused ...

May 15, 2008 4.3 / 5 (20) 0