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  • 5 Dec 2022
    Stephen Senn

    The mean side of the force : How regression to the mean can fool us

    Regression to the mean is a powerful and common source of bias in interpreting data. Once understood, its potential to mislead is obvious. Yet many scientists are regularly fooled by it. In this blog I shall try explain it.

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  • 24 May 2022
    Richard Ansorge

    Programming in Parallel with CUDA

    My new book “Programming in Parallel with CUDA – A Practical Guide” was born out of the excitement I feel about computing with GPUs.  I have always had passion for science and computer programming.  I wrote my first program in 1964 for the Cambridge EDSAC II computer using a Fortran like programming language. Since then, […]

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  • 11 May 2022
    Volker Michel


    For every tourist in Cambridge, there are some must-see spots like King’s College chapel, the Mathematical Bridge at Queens‘ College, and, certainly, the apple tree at Trinity College.

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  • 10 Jan 2022
    Munier Hossain

    Medicine and statistics- not Montagues and Capulets

    In his 1597 play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, William Shakespeare narrates the tragic story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The two young persons are in love, but their families are engaged in a blood feud. The consequences were tragic. The imposition of statistics in medicine evokes similarly strong emotions. The animosity may not be as […]

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  • 29 Oct 2021
    Shrawan Kumar

    Author Shrawan Kumar’s Mathematical Journey

    'Conformal Blocks, Generalized Theta Functions and the Verlinde Formula' author Shrawan Kumar details his mathematical career and what he values in mathematical literature.

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  • 5 Jul 2021
    Johanna N. Y. Franklin, Christopher P. Porter

    Algorithmic Randomness

    What does it mean for a sequence of 0s and 1s to be random? One way to answer this question is to use tools from mathematical logic, specifically computability theory: a sequence is random if it contains no regularities that can be detected by an idealized computer that has no time or space limitations.

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  • 24 Jun 2021
    Niccolò Guicciardini

    Anachronism(s) in the history of mathematics

    Debate concerning anachronism has long vexed historical interpretation. Forms of anachronism are often declared the greatest failure, almost a moral sin, that a historian can commit. Yet, many have spoken in favor of anachronism, considering it either as an inevitable, or even as a desirable feature of an historical work.

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  • 16 Apr 2021

    What have Mathematics and Statistics ever done for you?

    By Graham Robertson Senior Marketing Executive, Cambridge University Press How much do you know about the influence of mathematics and statistics? April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, so we thought we would share a quick snapshot… You probably know that secure online shopping and private messaging on your mobile or cell phone would not […]

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