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- Tags: Maths

*Other Lives*

'Other Lives', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2007; 2007-2-22; Burnyeat, M. F.; Charles Kahn; Christoph Riedweg; History of Science; Mathematics; Maths; Pythagoras

*Provenly Unprovable*

'Provenly Unprovable', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2006; 2006-9-2; Biography; Feferman, Solomon; Fiction; Incompleteness Theorem; Kurt G�del; Mathematics; Maths; theorems and hypotheses

*The Blindfolded Archer*

'The Blindfolded Archer', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2005; 2005-4-8; Benoit Manelbort; Chaos Theory; Economics; Financial services; Fractal Geometry; MacKenzie, Donald; Mathematics; Maths; Richard Hudson

*The Strange Case of Louis de Branges*

'The Strange Case of Louis de Branges', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2004; 2004-7-22; Atle Selberg; Bela Bollobas; Brian Conrey; Louis de Branges; Mathematics; Maths; Nikolai Niklski; Paul Malliavin; Riemann Hypothesis; Sabbagh, Karl; theorems and hypotheses

*The Seven Million Dollar Question*

'The Seven Million Dollar Question', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2004; 2004-7-22; Bernhard Riemann; David Hilbert; Henri Poincar�; Keith Devlin; Mathematics; Maths; Moore, A. W.; Prizes; theorems and hypotheses; Unsolved Problems

*How to Catch a Tortoise*

'How to Catch a Tortoise', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2003; 2003-12-18; Aristotle; Brian Clegg; David Foster Wallace; Ellen Kaplan; Georg Cantor; Infinity; Mathematics; Maths; Moore, A. W.; Robert Kaplan

*Dedicated dodecahedron*

'Dedicated dodecahedron', *Harpers*

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2000s; 2003; 2003-9-1; Jr, Richard E. Maltby; Maths

*Genetic Mountaineering*

'Genetic Mountaineering', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2003; 2003-6-2; Complexity Theory; emergence; King Louis-Philippe; Maths; Richard Lewontin; Robert-Houdin; Simon Conway Morris; Stephen Jay Gould; Stephen Wolfram; Stuart Kauffman; Woolfson, Adrian

*If you change a four-lane highway into a six-lane highway and back again, by how much do you increase its capacity?*

'If you change a four-lane highway into a six-lane highway and back again, by how much do you increase its capacity?', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2002; 2002-10-17; Gerd Gigerenzer; John Lanchester; Maths; McManus, Chris; probability; Uncertainty

*How did the slime mould cross the maze?*

'How did the slime mould cross the maze?', *London Review of Books*

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2000s; 2002; 2002-3-21; Complexity Theory; emergence; Henry Mayhew; Jane Jacobs; Mark Taylor; Maths; Slime Moulds; Steven Johnson; Woolfson, Adrian

*Why statistics tend not only to describe the world but to change it*

'Why statistics tend not only to describe the world but to change it', *London Review of Books*

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2000; 2000-4-13; 2000s; Alain Desrosi�res; Daston, Lorraine; Ian Hacking; Marie-No�lle Bourguet; Mary Morgan; Mathematics; Maths; Statistics; Stephen Stigler; Theodore Porter

*Counting Body Parts*

'Counting Body Parts', *London Review of Books*

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2000; 2000-1-20; 2000s; Brian Butterworth; Innateness; Mathematics; Maths; Paulos, John Allen

*Sea-shells and Tigers*

'Sea-shells and Tigers', *London Review of Books*

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1990s; 1999; 1999-3-18; Alan Turing; Astrobiology; Biology; D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson; Ian Stewart; John Tyler Bonner; Kitcher, Philip; Mathematics; Maths; Stephen Jay Gould; tom Stoppard

*Fortress Mathematica*

'Fortress Mathematica', *London Review of Books*

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1990s; 1998; 1998-9-17; Astrobiology; Biology; G�nter Ziegler; John Nash; Martin Aigner; Mathematics; Maths; Paul Erd�s; Paul Hoffman; Rotman, Brian; Sylvia Nasar

*When to Stop Counting*

'When to Stop Counting', *London Review of Books*

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1990s; 1997; 1997-11-27; Amir Aczel; Andrew Wiles; Fermat's Last Theorem; Mathematics; Maths; Rotman, Brian; theorems and hypotheses

*Beautiful equations*

'Beautiful equations', *Harpers*

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1990s; 1995; 1995-1-1; Lightman, Alan; Maths

*Blood and logic*

'Blood and logic', *London Review of Books*

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1990s; 1994; 1994-6-1; Biography; Dummett, Michael; Jean van Heijenoort; Leon Trotsky; Logic; Mathematics; Maths

*The awakening of my interest in annular systems*

'The awakening of my interest in annular systems', *Harpers*

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1990s; 1993; 1993-9-1; Maths; Wallace, David Foster

*The Mountains of Pi*

'The Mountains of Pi', *The New Yorker*

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1990s; 1992; 1992-3-2; Gregory Chudnovsky; mail-order; Mathematics; Maths; number theory; Preston, Richard; supercomputer; supercomputers; theorems and hypotheses

*Tennis, trigonometry, tornadoes*

'Tennis, trigonometry, tornadoes', *Harpers*

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1990s; 1991; 1991-12-1; David Foster Wallace; Illinois; Maths; Other; Suburban life; Teenage boys; Tennis; Tornadoes; training; Wallace, David Foster

*Faith, Hope and Probability*

'Faith, Hope and Probability', *London Review of Books*

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1990s; 1991; 1991-5-23; Douglas, Mary; History of Science; Ian Hacking; Maths; probability; Statistics

*Hofstadterismus*

'Hofstadterismus', *London Review of Books*

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1980s; 1986; 1986-4-17; Dorothy Stein; Douglas Hofstadter; Hodges, Andrew; Logic; Mathematics; Maths; Psychology; Social Critique

*Goodbye to the Aether*

'Goodbye to the Aether', *London Review of Books*

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1980s; 1986; 1986-2-20; Edmund Whittaker; History of Science; James Clerk Maxwell; Maths; P.M. Harman; Physics; Pippard, Brian; William Thomson

*Undecidables*

'Undecidables', *London Review of Books*

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1980s; 1984; 1984-2-16; Alan Turing; Andrew Hodges; Computer Science; Cryptography; Hampshire, Stuart; Logic; Mathematics; Maths

*Plaintive geometry*

'Plaintive geometry', *Harpers*

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1960s; 1966; 1966-6-1; Lamport, Felicia; Maths

*Mathematics for practically everybody*

'Mathematics for practically everybody', *Harpers*

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1960s; 1963; 1963-8-1; Øystein Ore; Book reviews; Books; C.D. (Carl Douglas) Olds; Frank Land; Guillemin, V.; Helen Wright; James Roy Newman; Martin Gardner; Mathematics; Maths; P.W. (Percy Williams) Bridgman; Reviews; Samuel Berder Rapport; United States

*The mathematics of sex, gambling, and insurance*

'The mathematics of sex, gambling, and insurance', *Harpers*

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1950s; 1959; 1959-9-1; Gambling systems; Huff, Darrell; Insurance; Mathematical statistics; Maths; Probabilities; Sex ratio; Statistics; United States

*Math even parents can understand*

'Math even parents can understand', *Harpers*

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1950s; 1958; 1958-4-1; Drucker, Peter Ferdinand; Education; Mathematical ability; Mathematics; Maths; Other; Parent participation; Study and teaching; United States

*Baseball*

'Baseball', *Harpers*

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1950s; 1957; 1957-5-1; Baseball; Maths; Probabilities; probabilty; Records; Schwed, Fred; Statistics; United States

*Math�s a pleasure*

'Math�s a pleasure', *Harpers*

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1950s; 1954; 1954-8-1; Math anxiety; Mathematical recreations; Mathematics; Maths; Other; Salvadori, Mario George; Study and teaching; United States; Word problems (Mathematics)