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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
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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
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Cardiff's bees calculation sets industry buzzing

Researchers at Cardiff University's Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC) developed the procedure, or algorithm, after observing the "waggle dance" of bees foraging for nectar. The algorithm enables companies to maximise ...

Aug 25, 2006
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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
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'Nyet' to $1 million? Math genius may reject award

(AP) -- Who doesn't want to be a millionaire? Maybe a 43-year-old unemployed bachelor who lives with his elderly mother in Russia - and who won $1 million for solving a problem that has stumped mathematicians ...

Mar 29, 2010
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