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Researchers study lengths of restroom queues

Two queueing theorists of Ghent University investigated why queues at restrooms are invariably longer for ladies than for men. Time and time again. What are the main causes for this disparity? And how can it be overcome? ...

dateJul 17, 2017 in Mathematics
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Going to extremes to predict natural disasters

Predicting natural disasters remains one of the most challenging problems in simulation science because not only are they rare but also because only few of the millions of entries in datasets relate to extreme events. A systematic ...

dateJul 10, 2017 in Mathematics
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What maths does—building a perfect metropolis

Oxford Mathematician Neave O'Clery works with mathematical models to describe the processes behind industrial diversification and economic growth. Here she discusses her work in Oxford and previously at Harvard to explain ...

dateJul 10, 2017 in Mathematics
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