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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...
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.
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...