Math/Maths 98: Why do buses come in Markov chains?

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Has a "schoolboy 'genius'" solved a problem set by Isaac Newton that "stumped mathematicians for centuries"?; A Long-Time Limit for World Subway Networks; Space-filling; Running buses that don't come in threes using Markov chains; A level Further Mathematics numbers up; Ofsted say 'Every pupil needs a good mathematics education'; The influence of classic literature; Locally produced documentary on psychic octopus to première in Europe; Unabomber updates alumni book; Open Access Update; "Tenet" - Galois on stage; Math and Physics Flashcards; Math Girls Comic Kickstarter; and more.

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Schoolboy 'genius' solves puzzles posed by Sir Isaac Newton that have baffled mathematicians for 350 years
German teen Shouryya Ray solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton
Teilnehmer 2012
Subway Convergence
A Long-Time Limit for World Subway Networks
All metro systems eventually have the same shape
Aperiodical: P-p-p-publicise a paper!
Space-filling solution could boost Wi-Fi security
Mathematics of Waiting for the Bus
Comparison of A Levels with International Qualifications
A level students flock to ‘most demanding’ qualification
Press release: Every pupil needs a good mathematics education - Ofsted
The Classics are Losing Influence
Locally produced documentary on psychic octopus to première in Europe
The life and times of Paul the Psychic Octopus
Paul The Psychic Octopus - Teaser Trailer
Unabomber updates alumni book
Open Access Update – 25th of May
Undergrad OR Competition
"Tenet" - Galois on stage
Math and Physics Flashcards
Math Girls Comic Kickstarter
Gravity Fields Festival 2012
Mathematics, a beautiful elsewhere
Festival of the Spoken Nerd UK Tour
The MEI Conference 2012
Maths in the news 15:30 - 16:30 Friday 29th June by Peter Rowlett
Call for Abstracts for the Mathematics of Planet Earth Special Issue

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