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Mathematicians offer elegant solution to evolutionary conundrum

From the ScienceDaily: “UBC researchers have proffered a new mathematical model that seeks to unravel a key evolutionary riddle–namely what factors underlie the generation of biological diversity both within and between species.” Their research can be found in Science:Michael Doebeli, Iaroslav Ispolatov. Complexity and Diversity. Science, 2010: 328 (5977): 494-497 DOI: 10.1126/science.1187468 Keep up the …

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Clay Mathematics Institute officially announced the award of the Millennium Prize to Perelman

Today, the Clay Mathematics Institute officially announced the award of the Millennium Prize to Perelman for the proof of the Poincare Conjecture. His proof was first posted to the arXiv back in 2002. In May 2006, a committee of nine mathematicians voted to award Perelman a Fields Medal for his work on the Poincaré conjecture. …

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Cleaning lady literally shows math genius how to do fractions by cutting him up

Well not exactly. As quoted from the Telegraph: “A cleaning lady and her son have been charged over the death of a reclusive, multi-millionaire maths genius whose burned body was found dumped in a field.” Basically what happened is: Math genius Walter Sartory (aged 73, retired nuclear scientist) uses math to get rich on stock …

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Happy birthday Hawking, happy death day Galileo

Just a note that today is Stephen Hawking’s birthday and also Galileo’s death day. Galileo Galilei Born: Feb 15th, 1564 (Pisa) Died: Jan 8th, 1642 (Arcetri) Stephen William Hawking Born: Jan 8th, 1942 (Oxford)Died: Should have died five decades ago. Hawking’s birth occurred on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death! Hawking says, “Galileo, perhaps more …

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