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02.02.2017
To better understand how probabilities play out in soccer, researchers have just created a championship where the number of matches tends towards infinity. Could this help explain—and predict—why...
01.23.2017
However objective they may seem, the figures presented in legal cases are sometimes based on a misleading or ill-conceived use of mathematics. The mathematician Leila Schneps explains the phenomenon.
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12.13.2016
The winner of many prestigious prizes, Claire Voisin has received the 2016 CNRS Gold Medal, France’s highest scientific distinction, for her research in complex algebraic geometry. This “mathematical...